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    Default Nine Drugmakers Pledge To Thoroughly Vet Any Coronavirus Vaccine

    NYT
    September 8 2020

    Nine drug companies issued a joint pledge on Tuesday that they would “stand with science” and not put forward a vaccine until it had been thoroughly vetted for safety and efficacy.
    The companies did not rule out seeking an emergency authorization of their vaccines, but promised that any potential coronavirus vaccine would be decided based on “large, high quality clinical trials” and that the companies would follow guidance from regulatory agencies like the Food and Drug Administration.

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    Default Re: Nine Drugmakers Pledge To Thoroughly Vet Any Coronavirus Vaccine

    It's encouraging that they have come to an agreement as a group. What it suggests is that in defiance of the many allegations or promises or claims from the White House, there will be no rogue pharmaceutical company out there with an early and untested drug, attempting to beat all other contestants to the finish line.
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    Default Re: Nine Drugmakers Pledge To Thoroughly Vet Any Coronavirus Vaccine

    I wonder how many will shut down their phase 3 clinical trials now that AstraZeneca has halted their study. This is a real blow considering AstraZeneca working with Oxford University was considered the front runner among the 9 firms in clinical trials.

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