FDA sees biotech generics many years off

03/26/2007 | Forbes

Generic versions of biotech drugs may be many years off, FDA deputy commissioner Janet Woodcock told a congressional panel. She said it could be a decade or more before the FDA has the science needed to safely approve biotech generics in the way copies of traditional drugs now are evaluated. The situation could be a plus for biotech firms that never have faced competition from generic versions of their drugs.

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