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NIH announces strategy for developing COVID-19 drugs, vaccines

April 21, 2020

Drug companies will collaborate across hundreds of clinical trials in effort to coordinate private coronavirus research, which has been marked by chaos thus far

The National Institutes of Health announced an initiative Friday to unify disparate efforts across the drug industry to respond to the coronavirus-related pandemic.

Pharmaceutical companies will collaborate across hundreds of COVID-19 clinical trials, the NIH says, by sharing “master protocols” on how those clinical trials will work.

“Collaboration is a critical ingredient for success and the FDA will continue to use every tool possible under our Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program to speed the development of safe and effective medical countermeasures,” said Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn in a statement.

The coronavirus-related research race has been thus far marked by chaos as dozens of private companies and researchers compete for a cure, according to a recent news report.

Read the full article by Emily Kopp below.


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