Governments should invest in vaccines for all strains of influenza virus that exist in the animal kingdom as an insurance policy in case of an outbreak in humans, the incoming chief scientist at the World Health Organization said on Monday.
The two companies will work to advance vaccines against COVID-19, influenza, pandemic preparedness and three other common respiratory infectious diseases.
Pharmacovigilance, the industry term for drug safety, was unfamiliar to most of the general public before March 2020. But as the coronavirus pandemic unfolded, its rapid spread thrust drug safety into the spotlight. The public is more aware of drug safety and health regulators’ role than ever — and as the demand for pharmacovigilance information rises, the industry has had to find ways to keep up — according to Beena Wood, VP of safety at ArisGlobal.