FDA approves Rituxan biosimilar

The FDA has approved Pfizer's biosimilar to Rituxan, a treatment for some cancers and autoimmune diseases.

The treatment, named Ruxience, is approved to treat Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis.  

"Biosimilars like Ruxience have the potential to deliver real value in healthcare, improving access to and affordability of an important cancer treatment which could help more patients receive optimal care," said Andy Schmeltz, global president of Pfizer Oncology. "The FDA approval marks our third oncology biosimilar to be approved in the U.S. this year, reinforcing our commitment to bring these important medicines to patients living with cancer."

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