Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc on Monday rejected US President Donald Trump’s invitation to attend a “Vaccine Summit” at the White House.
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The meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, will be held before the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine candidates. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and private sector executives will participate in the meeting.
Industry officials familiar with the summit plans interpret the meeting as an opportunity for the White House to pressure the FDA to quickly issue authorizations for the emergency use of the two vaccine candidates, Stat News reported last week.