Coherus Biosimilar Used ‘Scientific Justification’ To Skip Switch Study, Still Get Interchangeability With Lucentis
Information on mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, immunogenicity and toxicity convinced the US FDA there was no risk in terms of safety or diminished efficacy of switching between Cimerli and the reference product, Genentech’s eye drug Lucentis.
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Keeping Track: US FDA Clears Santen’s Omlonti, Fennec’s Pedmark; Lilly’s Retevmo Adds Tumor-Agnostic Claim
The latest drug approval news and highlights from the Pink Sheet’s US FDA Performance Tracker