Could the Covid vaccine have put a wrench in the Food and Drug Administration’s expedited approval system? This was the program that allowed the rollout of the Covid vaccine, which has left many questions in its wake.
The expedited approval system allows the FDA to release drugs to the market before full trials are complete, based only on “promising early results.” The FDA has used this far fewer times this year than in the past due to the scrutiny.
But that hasn’t stopped Pfizer from continuing to push for emergency authorization for the Covid vaccine for children five years and under.
In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis said that he plans to hold Pfizer and Moderna accountable for not being transparent about drug trials and side effects. What does that mean? A lawsuit? Individual state rulings about drug approval? We’re watching.