Merck CEO Stresses Need For ‘Fair Return’ On COVID-19 Interventions
Also Shares Views On US Pricing Moves
Merck & Co’s chief executive shares views on the need for “reasonable” returns on COVID-19 therapeutics and vaccines, and on the future US pricing environment, at the USAIC summit.
You may also be interested in...
Expert View: Second, Third Wave COVID-19 Vaccines Still Have Much To Vie For
In a broad-ranging interview with Scrip, the ex-CEO of India's Hilleman Laboratories compares the profiles of leading COVID-19 vaccines and urges caution around how far some of the new data now rolling out should be interpreted. The executive also outlines solutions to tackle logistics issues and "vaccine hesitancy" in countries like India.
Indian Alliance For Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine?
Pfizer is unlikely to tie up with Indian companies soon for manufacture of its COVID-19 vaccine as it has built capacity for the first phase. However, as discussions to supply to the COVAX facility and developing countries progress, it could evaluate such opportunities later.
Does The Pandemic Present Opportunities To Rethink Regulatory Approaches?
Biocon chair believes new perspectives on regulatory science and processes emerging from the US's "Warp Speed" efforts to accelerate COVID-19 vaccines have potential for wider application, although Regeneron's president urges caution around relying only on small studies to advance repurposed drugs.