Recently, FDA released renaming structure for biosimilar products. While biosimilars behave similarly to original product, they are chemically altered. It is because of this that biosimilars must have a different naming system as to not misinterpret the drugs. The guidance states that the new naming structure will involve a “proper name,” which is shared, followed by a four lowercase letter suffix to specify. According to FDA Voice, this new system will allow safer and more accurate monitoring and tracking of products.

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