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FDA announces plan for biosimilar innovation and competition


An 11-step plan to encourage innovation and competition in the development of biosimilars has been announced by the Food and Drug Administration.

Some of the actions include tools to enhance public information about the FDA’s evaluation of biosimilars, including more information about approved biological products in the Purple Book; exploring the potential for entering into new data sharing agreements with foreign regulators to facilitate the increased use of non–U.S.-licensed comparator products in certain studies to support a biosimilar application; releasing a series of videos that explain key concepts about biosimilar and interchangeable products; and requesting information from the public on additional policy steps the FDA should consider for enhancing the biosimilar program.

The FDA’s Biosimilar Action Plan is available here.

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