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June 30, 2020, 4:33 PM

FDA Presses Industry to Better Diversify Covid-19 Testing Pool

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

Covid-19 vaccine tests should include racial and ethnic minorities, pregnant women, and patients with underlying health conditions, the FDA said, echoing calls from patient advocates to broaden the pool of participants.

The Food and Drug Administration released guidance Tuesday that laid out the criteria for companies like Moderna Inc., Sanofi, and Johnson & Johnson to put their Covid-19 vaccines on the market. The guidance, while not binding, is the FDA’s strongest statement to date about what it expects before it will authorize a vaccine. Industry relies heavily on these guidance documents when developing medical products.

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