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Drug companies pledge to uphold scientific standards in race for vaccine

As we trek through month six of lockdown life, many of us are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a Covid-19 vaccine and the potential to return to some semblance of normal life. However, releasing and distributing a vaccine that has not been adequately screened poses its own host of potential safety issues.

This is why a coalition of nine drug companies from the US and Europe came together this week to pledge to uphold standards for science and safety when it comes to marketing a Covid-19 vaccine. 

The group of companies includes Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Novavax, Sanofi, and BioNTech, as well as three companies already in the final stage of testing a vaccine: Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca. 

The pledge’s specifics include a commitment to “only submit for approval or emergency use authorization after demonstrating safety and efficacy through a Phase 3 clinical study that is designed and conducted to meet requirements of expert regulatory authorities such as FDA.”

Many companies are facing intense pressure from governments and business leaders to make a functional vaccine available as soon as possible, but an ineffective or potentially dangerous vaccine could compound Covid-19 challenges around the world. This pledge ensures the companies will not distribute a preventative treatment that has not gone through the proper scientific and regulatory processes. 

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