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Follow-On Biologics: The Law and Intellectual Property Issues

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Copyright/Patents,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Property Rights

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41483.pdf

Examines the market for medical preparations derived from living organisms, the lack of competition from generic drugs, the reasons for different treatment of biologics, and the legislative attempts to promote competition.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists