Since our prior article on the litigation between Amgen and Hospira over Hospira’s proposed biosimilar to Amgen’s Epogen®, there have been several developments, including those that occurred after the Supreme Court’s recent Amgen v. Sandoz decision.

The last major development we previously discussed was a motion for a preliminary injunction filed by Amgen seeking “to

Introduction

The Amgen, Inc. and Amgen Manufacturing, Limited (“Amgen”) litigation against Hospira, Inc. (“Hospira”), filed in September 2015, was one of the earliest cases filed under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”).  The case involves Hospira’s proposed biosimilar to Amgen’s Epogen®/Procrit® (epoetin alfa).  The procedural posture is somewhat complicated, as

Pfizer announced last week that the FDA’s Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee (ODAC) recommended its proposed biosimilar to Amgen’s Epogen®/Procrit® for approval across all indications after a public meeting held on May 25, 2017.  The meeting materials are available from the FDA’s website here.

The history of this application is interesting.  The original biologics application