Pfizer’s FDA-Approved Adalimumab Faces Four-Year Wait
Abrilada May Launch From Late 2023 Under A Settlement With AbbVie
Pfizer has secured FDA approval for its adalimumab biosimilar under the name Abrilada, representing the agency’s 25th biosimilar approval overall. However, patent settlements around the Humira brand mean that Pfizer is not due to enter the market for four years.
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