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There are 18 people on the committee that will issue the first recommendations on COVID-19 vaccine development and licensure. Among the experts are a University of Michigan epidemiologist who will serve as acting chairman and seven temporary voting members, two of whom required conflict-of-interest waivers.
Vaccine experts, including R&D leaders at Pfizer and Sanofi, describe what has been unique in developing a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, lessons learned from previous vaccines, and challenges that lie ahead.
Infographic timeline looks at key moments in the history of vaccine development, from the first vaccine against smallpox to the polio field trial involving 1.8 million children to the flurry of vaccines created by ‘the scientist who saved more lives than all other scientists combined.’
Members of House Energy & Commerce Committee reiterate concerns that 2001 label revision may have been used to help promote higher dosage and longer-term prescriptions of OxyContin. J&J boosts opioid litigation settlement offer to $5bn.
US high court agrees to hear case that could impact hundreds of patent decisions by PTAB; damage caused by continuing uncertainty ‘cannot be overstated,’ New York IP law association says.
BIO head Michelle McMurry-Heath discusses group’s efforts to increase enrollment of people of color in COVID-19 clinical trials and why New York’s task force to give second review to COVID-19 vaccines is “dangerous for patients.”