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Sandoz: Don't Block Zarxio Under Amgen-Created 'Emergency'

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Declaring that if its biosimilar Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz) was further withheld from the US market, cancer patients and purchasers of the biosimilar, including taxpayers, would be harmed, Novartis unit Sandoz on Aug. 31 asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to reject a "perfunctory" emergency motion filed late last week by Amgen, which seeks to block the Sept. 2 launch of the medicine.



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