Survey: Doctors Want FDA To Reverse Course on Biosimilar Naming

/ November 17, 2016 at 3:04 PM
Prescribers prefer the use of meaningful suffixes to identify biosimilars, as opposed to the random four-letter naming framework FDA is currently pursuing, according to a new survey published by the Biologics Prescribers Collaborative. The new biosimilar user fee agreement commits FDA to finalizing its controversial guidance on biosimilar naming by 2019. Industry and disease advocates have pushed the agency since the publishing of the draft guidance in 2015 to reverse course on naming. “According to a SERMO poll representing physicians...

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