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GPhA: AbbVie's Petition A Ploy To Delay Interchangeables

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Executive Summary

AbbVie Inc.'s citizen petition calling for a public hearing before the FDA issues its long-awaited biosimilars guidance on interchangebility is nothing more than a "thinly disguised" ploy to block cheaper biologics that may be substituted for the brand-name products, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) and its affiliated Biosimilars Council argued in public comments submitted to the US regulatory agency.




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