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In 2015, the biosimilar filgrastim EP2006 became the first biosimilar approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for commercial use in the United States, marketed as Zarxio®. This phase 3 randomised, double-blind registration study in patients with breast cancer receiving (neo)adjuvant myelosuppressive chemotherapy (TAC; docetaxel+doxorubicin+cyclophosphamide) compares reference filgrastim, Neupogen®, with two groups receiving alternating treatment with reference and biosimilar every other cycle.
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Name: Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
This article provides an updated review of the biosimilar medicines approved for cancer therapy in the European Union (EU). First we discuss the most relevant aspects for the development and approval ...
For nearly a century, no generic form of insulin has been available in the United States. However, the first biosimilar insulin, Basaglar, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2015...
To demonstrate a biological product is biosimilar to a reference product, the applicant needs to show that the product is highly similar and has no clinically meaningful differences. Comparative clini...
This extension study provided continued treatment to subjects with active rheumatoid arthritis who had participated for ≥16 weeks in a pharmacokinetic similarity study of PF-05280586 (potential ritu...
The study will assess the efficacy of EP2006 compared to Filgrastim with respect to the mean duration of severe neutropenia during treatment with myelosuppressive chemotherapy in breast ca...
This international, prospective, observational, open-label, pharmaco-epidemiologic study observes cancer patients at risk for chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia (FN) who are receivin...
Purpose: With the existing recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSFs) patents expiring and the FDA approval of new biosimilar and innovator biologics, patients bein...
Biosimilar drug marketing of recombinant FSH for the treatment of infertility is another step in simplifying fertility treatments, making them easier to manage and more accessible to patie...
RABIOPRED is an in vitro non-invasive blood test, which aims to identify patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are not likely to respond to anti-TNFα and methotrexate combination th...
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, practicability, etc., of these interventions in individual cases or series.
The relative equivalency in the efficacy of different modes of treatment of a disease, most often used to compare the efficacy of different pharmaceuticals to treat a given disease.
Freedom from exposure to danger and protection from the occurrence or risk of injury or loss. It suggests optimal precautions in the workplace, on the street, in the home, etc., and includes personal safety as well as the safety of property.
The testing of materials and devices, especially those used for PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS; SUTURES; TISSUE ADHESIVES; etc., for hardness, strength, durability, safety, efficacy, and biocompatibility.
Work that is the report of a pre-planned, usually controlled, clinical study of the safety and efficacy of diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques based on a small number of healthy persons and conducted over the period of about a year in either the United States or a foreign country.
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...
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