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FDA approves first biosimilar to Roche cancer drug Rituxan

November 29, 2018 12:49 AM
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(Reuters) - Celltrion Inc’s Truxima on Wednesday became the first biosimilar to Roche Holding AG’s $7-billion-per-year cancer drug Rituxan to be approved in the United States to treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is part of the agency’s plan to encourage development of cheaper biosimilars amid rising prices of prescription medicines.

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