Keyword: Rituxan

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Roche grew sales by 7% in 2018, even as biosimilar rivals unleashed damage in Europe. But 2019 will be the moment of truth for the Swiss drugmaker. U.S. copycats to its trio of cancer megablockbusters—Herceptin, Rituxan and Avastin—are expected to arrive.

Top 10 drugs losing exclusivity in 2019

Pharma companies do their best to fight off patent expirations and generic competition as long as possible to protect their big moneymakers. But this year looks like the end of the line for many of the industry's top brands.