ReutersNovartis throws down gauntlet to Roche with Rituxan copy

Jun 19, 2017 - Health

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ZURICH Switzerland's Novartis increased pressure on Roche's ageing stable of big-selling drugs on Monday by becoming the latest company to win European approval for a cut-price version of Rituxan for blood cancer and immunological diseases.Rixathon, from Novartis's Sandoz generics unit, follows Celltrion's Truxima that secured the European Commission's blessing in February to be used against diseases including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis that are now treated by...

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