Medical Definition of biosimilar
Note: Biosimilars must be found to have no clinically significant difference to the previously-approved biologic and only vary in their clinically inactive components.Under the BPCI Act, biosimilars will also have the opportunity to meet a higher standard of similarity to a reference product—"interchangeability," reflecting an FDA assessment that pharmacists can make substitutions between biologics without the prescriber's intervention.— Steven Kozlowski et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 4 Aug. 2011
a sum of money that is sent as a payment
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