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FDA’s Priority Review Voucher Program Can Be Used More Proactively To Improve Disease Outbreak Preparedness

Health Affairs Blog: To Improve Pandemic Preparedness, Update The Priority Review Voucher Program
Ken Gustavsen, executive director of corporate responsibility at Merck and senior vice president of the Merck Foundation, discusses how the FDA’s priority review voucher (PRV) program “could be used far more proactively to help address future pandemics before they strike. … [R]egularly reviewing the PRV [disease] list and revising it to include top potential threats would be a simple yet critical step in helping to improve the state of public health readiness to address the next pandemic…” (3/22).