Navigation Links
Biosimilars Need Same Names as Original Biologics, Hospira Says at World Health Organization (WHO) Meeting
Date:10/22/2013

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, said at the World Health Organization (WHO) today that biosimilar drugs should be given the same nonproprietary names as original biologics to ensure patient access and safe prescribing.

Sumant Ramachandra, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president and chief scientific officer, Hospira, spoke at the WHO's 57th Consultation on International Nonproprietary Names (INN) for Pharmaceutical Substances in Geneva, Switzerland, and made the following points:

  • Europe has approved biosimilars with the same nonproprietary names as their reference biologics for more than six years in a system that has proved effective
  • Biosimilars have been successfully tracked in the marketplace using their brand name, meaning a separate nonproprietary name isn't necessary for keeping track of biosimilars once they're on the market
  • The U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA), under which Congress gave the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a pathway to approve biosimilars, didn't include any language requiring separate nonproprietary names for biosimilars
  • Different nonproprietary names for a biologic and the biosimilar product modeled from it could create confusion among the clinicians who rely on international and local standards to fill prescriptions for patients, potentially resulting in safety and medication access issues

Dr. Ramachandra, who spoke at WHO on behalf of the Generic Pharmaceuticals Association (GPhA), recently authored a

SOURCE Hospira, Inc.
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Immune Deficiency Foundation Urges FDA To Exempt Immunoglobulin From Biosimilars Pathway
2. Despite Recession, Global Biosimilars Market Grew Over 40% 2010-2011, Set to Reach $3.6 Billion by 2016
3. Biosimilars: Global Markets
4. UBM Conferences Unveils Details for Upcoming Generics and Biosimilars Conference
5. FDA New Guidelines for Biosimilars and Biobetters: An Outlook for 2013
6. Biosimilars Market Expected to Soar
7. Viropro and Oncobiologics Sign Emerging Markets Biosimilars Deal
8. XBiotech Expands Portfolio to Include Biosimilars
9. Recall of Anemia Drug Omontys Rings Alarm Over Biosimilars
10. Seminar Spotlights Key Trends in Biologics and Biosimilars
11. Competitor Analysis: Therapeutic Proteins - Biosimilars, Biobetters & Biosuperiors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/19/2014)... OCTOBER 20-22, 2014: The 9th ... will take place at the Congress Center ... is now available at http://www.abim.ch . ... organizations from all over the globe will ... latest products and developments on the world ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 19, 2014 The Asian Automatic patient ... with analysis and forecast of revenue. The Automatic patient ... around $463.9 million by 2018, at a developing CAGR ... the TOC of the Asian Automatic patient billing market, ... This also provides a glimpse of the segmentation of ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The Asian Orthopedic braces and support systems report ... and forecast of revenue. The Orthopedic braces and support systems ... million by 2018, at a developing CAGR of 4.4% from ... Asian Orthopedic braces and support systems market, to get an ... glimpse of the segmentation of orthopedic braces and support systems ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... The “Human Insulin Market- by Product ... Modern Human Insulin (Rapid Acting, Long Acting, Premixed)], ... Others) - Forecast to 2018” provides a detailed ... current market trends, and strategies impacting the global ... forecasts of the revenue and share analysis. , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Asian Automatic patient billing market is estimated to grow to around $463.9 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asian Automatic patient billing market is estimated to grow to around $463.9 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asian Orthopedic braces and support systems market is estimated to grow to around $416.5 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asian Orthopedic braces and support systems market is estimated to grow to around $416.5 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asian Orthopedic braces and support systems market is estimated to grow to around $416.5 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Medical Human Insulin Market Is Expected to Reach $42 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Medical Human Insulin Market Is Expected to Reach $42 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Medical Human Insulin Market Is Expected to Reach $42 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Medical Human Insulin Market Is Expected to Reach $42 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 5
... study reported in the June 2005 issue of ... predominant. But many companies, even in people businesses, ... need to excel. While organizations have perfected sophisticated ... production and flow of goods and services, their ...
... University of Wisconsin System and partners around the state have ... of Labor to create health-care training projects to help resolve ... Initiative to Fast-Track (SWIFT) Nurse Educators program, which started as ... expected to reduce the training period for nurses by anywhere ...
... ahead of the curve in implementation of healthcare technologies, ... of electronic health records is common across the United ... cost savings, implementation challenges can be daunting, notes Frances ... Healthcare Practice of Cisco Systems. , ,Significant process ...
Cached Biology Technology:Four steps to making talent management a core competence 2Four steps to making talent management a core competence 3Four steps to making talent management a core competence 4Organizations finding ways to overcome barriers to electronic health records implementation 2Organizations finding ways to overcome barriers to electronic health records implementation 3Organizations finding ways to overcome barriers to electronic health records implementation 4
(Date:10/15/2014)... to an unexpected extent. The outbreak does not follow ... shows a new disease dynamic in regions, where it ... German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, acatech – the ... of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities have ... In the statement the academies call for the following ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Biomedical Science by ... of genomic instability and its implications for the immune ... to win the Rosenstiel Award; the first, Rod McKinnon, ... the Charles A. Janeway Professor of Pediatrics and Professor ... at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Boston Children,s ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... published in Cancer Research shows SIRT6—a protein ... cancers—can promote the development of skin cancers by turning ... of sun-damaged skin cells. , Previously considered protective, SIRT6 ... sirtuins that help regulate genomic stability and prevent some ... repair DNA damage, which can lead to cancer. This ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Academies call for consequences from the Ebola virus epidemic 2Academies call for consequences from the Ebola virus epidemic 3Academies call for consequences from the Ebola virus epidemic 4Academies call for consequences from the Ebola virus epidemic 5Brandeis awards 44th Rosenstiel Award to pioneering geneticist Fred Alt 2Two-faced gene: SIRT6 prevents some cancers but promotes sun-induced skin cancer 2
... paper announcing a breakthrough discovery in the fight against ... Helquist of the University of Notre Dame,s Department Chemistry ... Cornell University Weill College of Medicine, appears in the ... this week. The paper shows how use of a ...
... March 21, 2011 -- Marine biologists have solved a ... count reef fish. It may sound simple, but the ... the state of our oceans, coral reefs and the marine ... the journal Fisheries Research scientists from the University of Miami ...
... is a multicolored, tropical bird with bright blue feathers, a ... population of these birds less than 125 lives ... serious intervention, they will no longer exist. One University of ... working with farmers and residents on the island inhabited by ...
Cached Biology News:Breakthrough in Niemann-Pick Type C research reported by Notre Dame and Cornell scientists 2One fish, two fish … reef fish 2MU researcher works to save one of the world's most endangered birds 2
... handy dispensers save space and ... hats, and other garb. They ... bins for small parts used ... Clear acrylic. Open-slot design for ...
... Microarrays designed for genome-wide microRNA ... flexible and powerful Paraflo microfluidic on-chip ... as part of our comprehensive microRNA ... Content The Mammals microRNA Microarray ...
... Proteolytic degradation is critical to ... short-lived and regulatory proteins as important ... cellular metabolism, heat shock and stress ... surface receptors and ion channels, cell ...
... Normal Pooled Human Serum • Human serum ... are found to be negative by a ... (HIV-1Ag), Antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Anti-HIV ... for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HbsAg) and ...
Biology Products: