EU Biosimilar Action: New Competitors For Remicade/Herceptin, Four More Products Await CHMP OK
Two more biosimilar medicines have been approved in the EU: Sandoz’s Zessly (infliximab) and Amgen’s Kanjinti (trastuzumab). Four other biosimilars are expecting a CHMP opinion this week, including three versions of AbbVie's Humira.
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