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Will You Buy In on the Next Biosimilar?

The FDA has deferred a scheduled meeting about Remsima, the infliximab biosimilar already approved in Europe and still awaiting judgment in the US. But approval of the first US biosimilar (a version of the cancer drug filgrastim) prompted warnings from two organizations concerned with rheumatic disease, including the ACR. Are you ready the next challenge to your clinical judgment?

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