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Regulatory and Clinical Science Align to Fight COVID-19

July 13, 2020

The focus on clinical trials to discover therapies that alleviate suffering caused by COVID-19 also spotlights the regulators responsible for monitoring patient safety and scientific rigor in these trials. “The common goal is to define better therapies for patients and needs. At the same time, we are driven by science, so we need to do what is right on a scientific perspective in order to not create additional burden for patients, for physicians, for communities, for payers, but to really deliver innovative products and medicines,” explains Dr. Max Wegner, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Bayer. “What is the desire of the pharmaceutical industry? I think the desire is to have new products reaching patients. What is the desire of the regulators? I think it's the same.”

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