Biological Products and Biosimilars: Global Naming Debate

Posted 27 June 2017 By Pallavi Trivedi

placeholder+image This article presents the contrasting views and continuing debate among health authorities in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan and the US as well as industry experts regarding conventions for naming biological products and biosimilars. It discusses the World Health Organization's (WHO's) proposal for naming and the importance of a clear distinction between the drugs to avoid confusion and ensure patient safety.

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Categories: Biologics and biotechnology, Submission and registration, News, US, Canada, Europe, Asia, Oceania, FDA, EMA, Health Canada, PMDA, TGA, WHO

Tags: Biosimilars, Biosimilar Naming, Biological Qualifier, INN

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