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Rituxan will be off patent in 2013 in Europe

Discussion in 'Rituximab: News and Research' started by fairlight, Jul 30, 2012.

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  2. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    Rituximab is also in clinical trials for MS to, I think. Not sure what phase, but if they found enough uses for a generic rituximab it might make it profitable for someone to go after a generic version.
     
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  4. Sherlock

    Sherlock tart cherry etc. for joints, insomnia

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    Unfortunately, AFAIK no one is allowed still to make generic versions of biologic medications, even when off patent in the U.S. as per the FDA. The rationale is that they are too difficult to make properly.


    http://www.businessweek.com/stories...siness-news-stock-market-and-financial-advice

    more here: http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/drugs/trade-name_and_generic_drugs/generic_biologic_drugs.html

    But then, Europe and Mabthera might be different?
     

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