Pfizer, Moderna decline White House's 'Vaccine Summit' invitation- Stat News - (This is Money via NewsPoints Desk)

  • According to a report in STAT News, Pfizer and Moderna have rejected US President Donald Trump's invitation to attend a White House "Vaccine Summit," as reported in This is Money.

  • The meeting, scheduled for December 8, will be attended by Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and private-sector executives, and comes ahead of the FDA's review of both companies' respective vaccine candidates.

  • Industry officials familiar with the plans for the summit interpret it as an opportunity for the White House to pressure the FDA to quickly issue emergency-use authorizations for the two candidates, the STAT News reported last week.

  • Invitees at the meeting include drug distributors, pharmacies and logistics companies such as McKesson, Walgreens Boots Alliance and CVS Health.

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