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Merck launches Ontruzant in U.K.

March 16, 2018 4:11 PM UTC

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) launched Ontruzant (SB3) in the U.K. The therapy is a biosimilar of cancer drug Herceptin trastuzumab from Roche (SIX:ROG; OTCQX:RHHBY) and its Genentech Inc. unit. Ontruzant is the first trastuzumab biosimilar approved in the EU. The biosimilar is approved to treat HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, HER2-positive early breast cancer and HER2-positive metastatic gastric cancer -- the same indications for which Herceptin is approved. ...