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DUTERTE okays emergency use authorization for Covid-19 vaccines

Grants authority to the director general of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a EUA for Covid-19 drugs and vaccines 

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for drugs and vaccines against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) No. 121 on December 1, granting authority to the director general of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a EUA for Covid-19 drugs and vaccines subject to several conditions.

“Outside clinical trials and except in cases where a Compassionate Special Permit is issued, no unregistered Covid-19 drug and vaccine may be manufactured, sold, imported, exported, distributed or transferred without an EAU,” the EO reads.

A EUA on a Covid-19 drug or vaccine may be issued based on the totality of evidence available, including data from adequate and well-known controlled trials, it is reasonable to believe that the drug or vaccine may be effective to prevent, diagnose, or treat Covid-19.Read More

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