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FDA Vaccine Head Wants Warp Speed Meetings for Lifesaving Drugs

May 10, 2022, 7:51 PM

Lifesaving medicines could reach patients more quickly under a pilot drug review program the FDA’s biologics director wants to pursue based on lessons learned from the Covid-19 response.

“For rare disease patients, where you have lethal diseases, the most common question that I’ve gotten at meetings I’ve gone to over the past year is ‘Why can’t we have our own Operation Warp Speed?’” Peter Marks, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said Tuesday during an Alliance for a Stronger FDA webinar.

Operation Warp Speed mainly brought Covid-19 vaccines in record time because the ...