AstraZeneca Vaccine’s ‘Big Gap’: DSMB Questions Results Released By Firm In Latest Controversy
‘Harsh note’ from Data Safety and Monitoring Board follows AstraZeneca press release that contained incomplete information about the Phase III US trial for its COVID vaccine. It remains to be seen how the company will fix this ‘unforced error’ and weather the latest threat to public trust.
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