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US biotechs feel the pressure on data exclusivity

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Should biotech firms abandon hope of securing a 12-14-year data exclusivity period in the forthcoming US biosimilars legislation? Certainly things don't seem to be going their way after President Barack Obama came out in favour of a compromise seven-year term, citing the recent Federal Trade Commission report that dismissed the need for anything like 14 years of protection.

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