Insulin debate spurs push for generic biologics

The heat is on the FDA to find a way to approve a generic insulin, the oldest existing biologic on the market. And some observers say that the push is likely to spur a broader effort for a generic regulatory pathway for all biologics. Insulin has been used in form or another since the 1920s, but there has never been a generic form approved. Some $3.3 billion dollars a year is spent on insulin.

- read the report from FierceHealthcare
- here's the article from The New York Times

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