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To the Editor We agree with Mr Hakim and Dr Ross that biosimilars in the United States are unlikely to yield widely expected cost savings and proffer an additional explanation: the frequency and complexity of biosimilar-related patent litigation have thus far resulted in too few marketed biosimilars. Only 2 of the 5 biosimilars approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are now commercially available. As noted in the Viewpoint, prices for small molecule drugs drop 70% to 90% following generic approval, but these savings reflect competition after the entry of multiple generics, which is unlikely to occur anytime soon with biosimilars.
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Biosimilars or Follow-on biologics are terms used to describe officially approved subsequent versions of innovator biopharmaceutical products made by a different sponsor following patent and exclusivity expiry on the innovator product. Products that ar...