Survey Suggests Pharmacists Prefer Non-Proprietary Proper Names for Biosimilars

Naming

The August, 2016, edition of the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy published the results of a survey designed to measure pharmacists’ view on biosimilar naming conventions.  (See our previous posts here and here for more information regarding the naming of biosimilars.)  The survey found that pharmacists would generally prefer the use of a naming convention for biosimilars that includes a nonproprietary proper name with a designated suffix.  The full report can be found here.

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