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FDA urged to follow science, not hope, in quest for COVID-19 cures

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March 19, 2020 11:17 PM UTC
Updated on Mar 25, 2020 at 10:25 PM UTC

Former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and FDA’s former Acting Chief Scientist Luciana Borio Thursday cautioned the agency to put science ahead of hope when responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

They spoke with BioCentury following public statements from President Donald Trump calling for widespread use of unapproved drugs under compassionate use to treat COVID-19. ...