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Novartis wins European approval for biosimilar version of Roche's MabThera

June 18, 2017, 10:44 am by Reuters Health News

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Monday said it had won European approval for its biosimilar version of Roche's blockbuster Rituxan as the crosstown rivals go head-to-head on a drug to treat blood cancers and immunological diseases.


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