Pink Sheet Podcast: COVID-19 Stresses Manufacturing, Vaccine Placebo Controls, Thorny FDA Precedents
Pink Sheet reporters and editor discuss the pandemic’s effects on non-coronavirus-related product manufacturing, US FDA efforts to ensure vaccine sponsors maintain placebo controls once a product is available, and precedents that burden the agency.
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