Quick Listen: Scrip’s Five Must-Know Things
In this week's podcast edition of Scrip's Five Must-Know Things, hear about Sanofi’s rebates, Moderna’s business prospects, US views on coronavirus vaccine comparisons, Piot talk about virus variants, and new results for Amgen's asthma drug.
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Experts including renowned virologist Peter Piot, FDA’s Peter Marks and CEPI’s Richard Hatchett discussed multiple dimensions pertaining to coronavirus variants and existing vaccines at a recent conference, noting enhanced post-deployment surveillance is underway in the US. While there’s no need to panic for every variant that emerges, equitable access to vaccines is critical to ensure that gains made over last year are not undone, they said.
The CDC panel’s mandate is to make recommendations for each specific vaccine brought forward, not ‘comparing two, three or four vaccines, and coming up with specific recommendations for each one independent of the other,’ chairman Jose Romero says as ACIP recommends use of Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine under EUA.