The PharmacoEpi and Risk Management (PRM) Newsletter

Welcome to the April 2014 edition of the PRM Newsletter.

We discuss the considerations of developing biosimilars, using the soon-to-be out-of-patent Avastin (bevacizumab) as an example. Our pharmacovigilance hot topic this month pertains to the ADR database: PROTECT.

There are, as always, a few more snippets of news to keep you informed and entertained on your commute home. ENJOY!

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  Lead Article:
Avastin (bevacizumab) Biosimilar Development Considerations
  Hot Topic:
The PROTECT ADR Database