President ????: What US Election Uncertainty Means For Biopharma
Worst case scenario is civil unrest that might disrupt clinical trials and manufacturing. Under a more moderate scenario, companies must delay business planning because the US policy environment remains cloudy.
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US FDA Commissioner Hahn’s credibility is in question following an emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma, leading some former officials to push for new agency leadership. Hahn’s actions, combined with President Trump’s attack on FDA staff as being ‘deep state’ actors, may compromise the public trust in the agency’s work during COVID-19 and beyond, former FDA officials say.