Biosimilars vs Generics

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Biosimilars are not the same as generic therapies. The term “generic” has a precise meaning when it comes to medications – it is limited to small-molecule medications made from synthesized chemicals with a fixed number of atoms and a known chemical structure. A generic must be chemically identical to its branded counterpart and contain the same active ingredients. Biosimilars are much larger molecules derived from living cells, making them challenging to develop and manufacture. A biosimilar also must demonstrate no clinically meaningful differences in efficacy, safety, and potency with its reference product