Category Archives: COVID19

Vaccine Development and Approval in a Time of Pandemic

Sometimes in the midst of events, perspective is elusive. Today the Food and Drug Administration will hold a meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biologics Advisory Committee (VRBAC) to consider the application for an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) submitted by … Continue reading

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FDA AdComm Agenda Covers the Bases

First of all, we are having a bit of a crisis with our crisis. As we appear to be moving into yet another wave of COVID-19 infections, and as research into a vaccine is aggressively underway, we also see serious … Continue reading

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The OK for Patients’ Return to Healthcare Needs Clear Signals From Trusted Sources

COVID-19 was a shock to the system unlike anything that had been anticipated. Even prior to the shutdown, health-perceptive people were starting to avoid public venues and there were declines in the numbers of people going out to eat at … Continue reading

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The Pharmaceutical-Biotech-Devices Industries Face a New World Post-Pandemic

There is going to be a time in the not too distant future, when the fuller picture of the healthcare impacts of COVID-19 come into sharper focus. When that happens, it is not likely to be pretty. In large part, … Continue reading

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The Language of “Recovery” in the Age of COVID-19

There have been many parallels drawn between this pandemic and the AIDS pandemic that began in 1981. And in fact while many obvious differences exist there are many valid comparisons. Moreover, there are some common threads that run through crises … Continue reading

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