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Hospira Launches Biologics 'Clock' and Web Resource to Raise Awareness of Potential Biogenerics' Impact
Date:5/5/2009

epoetin zeta), is a treatment for anemia associated with chronic kidney failure and chemotherapy-induced anemia, and is available in 15 European countries today. Since launch in early 2008, Retacrit has obtained a 30 percent share of the biogenerics market for its drug class.

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Hospira, Inc. is a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company dedicated to Advancing Wellness(TM). As the world leader in specialty generic injectable pharmaceuticals, Hospira offers one of the broadest portfolios of generic acute-care and oncology injectables, as well as integrated infusion therapy and medication management solutions. Through its products, Hospira helps improve the safety, cost and productivity of patient care. The company is headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., and has more than 14,000 employees. Learn more at www.hospira.com.

(1) Hospira research based on IMS Health, news release, June 17, 2008; "IMS Health Reports Global Biotech Sales Grew 12.5 Percent in 2007, Exceeding $75 Billion." U.S. sales accounted for 56 percent of world sales in 2007, according to IMS, which equates to an estimated $42 billion in U.S. sales. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says spending on biologics has grown in the United States, "exceeding $40 billion" in 2007 (Budget Options; Volume 1: Health Care, December 2008).

(2) Hospira internal data.


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