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Ian Schofield

Edinburgh, U.K
Ian Schofield has been writing on issues affecting the pharmaceutical and biotech industry since the mid-1980s, specialising in EU and global policy and regulatory affairs.  As well as writing, editing and commissioning articles for Pharma Intelligence, Ian works for the Ask the Analyst service, providing tailor-made answers to questions posed directly by clients. He has a degree in modern languages from the University of Bath. Outside the realm of work, Ian plays guitar in a traditional music group and also enjoys a touch of cycling and gardening. He lives by the seaside about three miles from the centre of Edinburgh.

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French HTA Body Backs Routine Six-Week Interval In COVID-19 Vaccine Dosing

France's health technology assessment body says that delaying by six weeks the second dose of the two mRNA vaccines approved for use against COVID-19 would allow at least 700,000 more people to receive their jab in the first month.

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Hungary Breaks Ranks With EU & Authorizes Use Of AstraZeneca Vaccine

Hungary is going its own way when it comes to coronavirus vaccines, but its decision to allow the emergency use of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine may be only a symbolic expression of the government’s growing impatience with the EU.

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Valneva is scaling up manufacture of its coronavirus vaccine alongside the clinical development program, with a view to meeting its commitment to provide millions of doses for use in the UK and the EU.

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