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US FDA Acting Commissioner Woodcock says there is ‘a long list’ of lessons learned in the OWS therapeutics group, noting trial bureaucracy and the lack of resources and support for community centers.
CDC’s ACIP likely to discuss criteria needed to lift pause and whether to recommend that the vaccine not be used in specific groups. Former CBER official says FDA and CDC will look at reports for other adenovirus vector vaccines, including J&J’s Ebola vaccine, and the biological plausibility that cases of rare blood clots are directly associated with the vaccine.
NCI networks had vast under accrual in the past year, but Sharpless says industry has been affected to a greater degree. He says the institute also has been better at accruing minority patients.
FDA’s 2019 survey of 2,000 providers finds 31% do not know what biosimilars are and 30% of primary care physicians do not know what an accelerated approval drug is. Another survey of low- or non-internet users finds a toll-free number is the best way for them to find information about a drug’s risks.
Industry executives note lessons learned from ‘fascinating’ approaches DOJ and states have taken in recent settlements, from restrictions on Novartis speaker programs to targeting McKinsey’s marketing advice. Chart includes details of 18 settlements since January 2020.
Viewers spend more time on print ads that have more lengthy important safety information or a brief summary but impact on understanding is unclear, OPDP study finds. Another study finds exaggerated images of drug benefits in TV ads unsurprisingly can mislead consumers.