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Bio Substitution Plan Would Put Germany On ‘Wrong Track’

Executive Summary

Plans for substituting biological drugs at pharmacy level that have been passed by Germany’s lower house of parliament threaten to undo the good work done to date in winning trust in biosimilars, local industry association Pro Biosimilars fears.

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