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Preemption Decision Could Come into Play for Biosimilars

By Mari Serebrov
Washington Editor

Monday, March 18, 2013
Weighing in on a drug preemption case that could impact the future liability of makers of biosimilars, the author of the Hatch-Waxman Amendments told the Supreme Court that the law, which opened the floodgates to generics, was intended to speed access to cheaper drugs – not to protect generic drugmakers from patient lawsuits arising from injuries caused by their drugs.

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