Dr. Ruth Karron Scheduled to Testify at House SubCommittee Virtual Briefing

Washington D.C. (July 13, 2020)—On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 10:45 a.m. (ET), Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, will hold a virtual briefing entitled “Guardrails to Ensure a Safe and Effective COVID-19 Vaccine.”  The briefing will examine the processes that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will use to review and license or authorize any vaccine candidates for the novel coronavirus.

The Members will also examine the need for guardrails in vaccine development and review, including: (1) requiring large phase 3 clinical trials with at least 30,000 participants, and (2) requiring the use of advisory committees made up of independent scientists who make public recommendations to federal agencies.

CIR Director Dr. Ruth Karron is scheduled to testify. Livestream will be available on YouTube and the Committee website.

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