December 15, 2017 / 12:09 AM / a year ago

U.S. appeals court says state law cannot be used to obtain biosimilar data

A federal appeals court on Thursday said manufacturers of biologic drugs cannot use state law to obtain information from competitors applying to sell copycat versions of the drugs, addressing a question left unresolved by the U.S. Supreme Court in a ruling earlier this year.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), a federal law enacted in 2010, preempts any state laws that create liability for failure to provide information and data about proposed biosimilars.

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