MARGARET BRENNAN: Those specific racial minorities- minorities are who you're targeting. We know that when it comes to the infections from COVID-19, it is Black and brown America that is disproportionately being hit. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). MARGARET BRERNNAN: So you think you could get the FDA to approve it as safe and distribute it across to Americans before the end of the year?

Drugmaker PACs typically give to most members of Congress, regardless of party. DR. BOURLA: If you are speaking about who should get it or not, I do think that the healthcare authorities of every--. The Company offers medicines, vaccines, medical devices, and consumer healthcare products for oncology, inflammation, cardiovascular, and other therapeutic areas. Many Americans said they were hesitant to get a vaccine because they felt the process was being rushed. Box 1926 Raleigh NC 27602. A week ago, the industry struck its biggest blow yet. The new version of the bill lost “a lot of teeth” and “solves a narrower problem in a narrow way,” advocates told STAT when the change was first introduced. DR. BOURLA: Yes, in our base case, we have quite the good- it's more than  60% that we will know if the product works or not by the end of October. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech are among several leading candidates in final testing. ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With a surge in coronavirus cases straining hospitals in many European countries, Greece announced a nationwide lockdown Thursday in the hopes of stemming a rising tide of patients before its hospitals come under “unbearable” pressure. In July, Henry Ford Health System was chosen as a vaccine trial site. 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Raleigh – Senator Thom Tillis received more money so far this election cycle from the pharmaceutical industry than any other Republican incumbent, raking in $102,000 in the first six months of 2019 alone according to a new report from Kaiser Health News. Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. “The only rival here is the virus,” he said. Ian Read, the CEO for pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, plans to step aside at the end of this year and hand his position to Albert Bourla, the company's chief operating officer. For example, we started already manufacturing and we have already manufactured hundreds of thousands of doses, so just in case we have a good study readout, conclusive and FDA plus the advisory committee feels comfortable that we will be ready. Pfizer has joined nine other leading pharmaceutical companies in a pledge to put science before competition when it comes to the coronavirus vaccine. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. 235 East 42nd Street And we try, of course, to- to increase with particular emphasis on African-Americans and Latinos. When you get money from someone that always comes with strings. It was a classic success story: The son of a doctor graduated with honors from a top university, attended one of the country’s best law schools, and landed a job clerking for the Supreme Court. Drug prices have been among Americans’ top concerns for years. You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. Prescription prices remain far higher in the U.S. than in other wealthy countries. Bourla said he did not want to directly comment on the president’s remarks but doubled down on the promise that the scientific process would not be rushed for political reasons. MARGARET BRENNAN: And then the time clock starts on government approval, which is a key factor there. How much faster do things work? Pfizer Inc. operates as a pharmaceutical company. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla appeared on NBC’s Today Show on Tuesday, Sept. 8 after the pledge was announced. Last month, a report in the Boston Globe’s STAT News detailed how Tillis has been met with a “showering of love” from the pharmaceutical industry, and is at the center of their “new strategy” and led the charge “not to upend the industry’s business model.”. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). In the heat of the most ferocious battle over drug prices in years, pharmaceutical companies are showering U.S. senators with campaign cash as sweeping legislation heads toward the floor. High-deductible health plans have increased the number of patients who feel the drug-price sting directly before insurance kicks in. And- and should there be more in this next phase? DR. BOURLA: I think it's not more hard than the other people, but it is also the focus of our vaccine's efforts are in places where there is a lot of disease right now. All rights reserved (About Us). This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Large, bipartisan majorities favor policies to control drug costs, including importing drugs from Canada and government negotiations to lower prices paid by Medicare. Pfizer expects to start regulatory review on its vaccine as early as October 2020, Bourla said.

[128] The American Academy of Neurology rates it as having unproven efficacy, while the Canadian Headache Society and the European Federation of Neurological Societies rate its use as being supported by moderate and low-quality evidence, respectively. And at the end of the day, it's only money. Now, we feel quite comfortable with the safety of the product. Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. The Tillis campaign committee eventually cashed checks from CEOs and other high-ranking executives at those companies as well as Amgen, Eli Lilly, Sanofi, and Bristol Myers-Squibb, plus two high-ranking officials at the advocacy group PhRMA. Now we will go to 16 years old. The vaccine also must be proven safe. A number of prominent scientists at the FDA, the agency that will have to say whether your vaccine is safe, also came out with a public letter pledging the same. CEO Albert Bourla told the employees that the company is “moving at the speed of science,” rather than under any political timing, according to a staff letter obtained by The Associated Press. So why do you think that's worth the risk? Pharma sprung into action.

So stay with us. They want to see how we are going to progress, what type of moves you are going to do. MARGARET BRENNAN: And by diversity, I know in your current study, about a quarter of the participants are racial minorities. • MARGARET BRENNAN: One of the companies hard at work on developing a vaccine for COVID-19 is Pfizer, and CEO Albert Bourla joins us now from Westchester, New York. So far, the company has recruited 25,000 patients to test the vaccine, Bourla said. And what is it actually buy you? © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. So volunteers from all over the country raised their hands to participate. That will not break the company, although it is going to be painful because we are investing one billion and a half at least in COVID right now. NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie asked Bourla about President Trump’s recent comments alluding to having a vaccine before Election Day.