Biosimilar versus Generic: How similar are they?

Biosimilar versus Generic: How similar are they?

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While the majority of the medicines used today are small molecule drugs (SMDs), biologics have progressively become a prominent alternative to treating diseases. So, how similar are they?
14 Sep 2016 - General
In our daily life, we encounter two types of medicines, “generic drugs” and “branded drugs”. Generic medications are mostly cheaper than the branded medications because of less marketing cost. Biosimilar drugs category is also well known in pharmaceutical industries. Generic drugs have equal or similar characteristics to innovators under very strict regulatory control while biosimilar drugs only need to be similar to the inventor without any strict regulation and control. Most of the drugs in ph...
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