Brand biologics grab 12 years' exclusivity, for now

Osborne, Randy
August 2009
Nature Biotechnology;Aug2009, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p677
Academic Journal
This article discusses the decision of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee to pass the 12-year data exclusivity for innovator biologic drugs in 2009. It considers the passage of the exclusivity as a victory for efforts of the biotechnology industry against biogenerics. However, it notes that Jim Greenwood, president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), is cautiously pleased after the decision. The relationship between the BIO and the U.S. Congress concerning the legislation is discussed.


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