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Is Merck Less Bullish on Biosimilars?

This article was originally published in RPM Report

Executive Summary

Of all the Big Pharma manufacturers, none seemed more optimistic about the commercial potential of biosimilars than Merck. But over the last several months, Merck shut down its BioVentures Group and skipped an FDA public meeting on the abbreviated approval pathway. Has Merck soured on biosimilars?

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