The Federal Trade Commission held a workshop to explore competition issues involving biologic medicines and follow-on biologics. As described in the Federal Register Notice, the workshop focused on a few key issues, inter alia:
- The potential impact of state regulations affecting competition.
- How regulations, if necessary, might be structured to facilitate competition while still protecting patient health and safety.
- How naming may affect competition.
- The experience of other countries with follow-on biologic competition.
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