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FDA Claims Sole Authority Over Naming Of US-Licensed Biologics

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Deferring to nonproprietary names established by US Pharmacopeia without exercising independent judgment ‘would be untenable,’ FDA says in citizen petition response to industry; agency offers statutory defense of decision to require distinguishable suffixes for all novel biologics and biosimilars.

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