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Medicines and sun sensitivity

Some medicines can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, even after only brief exposure to the sun. This is called photosensitivity, and means that if you expose your skin to the sun while using one of these medicines, you could have an adverse skin reaction.

Always read the medicine packaging, and check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.

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Biosimilars: what's in a name?

Biosimilars are not necessarily bioequivalent to the original reference product. While they may consist of proteins or peptides with an identical sequence, their tertiary structure may be quite different. It is therefore important to distinguish a biosimilar from its reference product. Find out what you need to know about the latest policy in naming conventions for biosimilars.

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