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Brazil approves country’s first biosimilar

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The National Health Surveillance Agency in Brazil, known as ANVISA, has approved Remsima as the country’s first biosimilar. Hospira, in a partnership with Celltrion, is producing the drug, though Hospira will handle the marketing and distribution. Remsima, which is also known as infliximab, is a monoclonal antibody and is already sold in 26 European countries as well as Canada. The drug treats rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.

 

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