Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays a critical role in protecting the United States from threats including emerging infectious diseases, including the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  FDA recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic may impact the conduct of clinical trials of medical products.  Challenges may arise, for example, from quarantines, site closures, travel limitations, interruptions to the supply chain for the investigational product, or other considerations if site personnel or trial subjects become infected with COVID-19.   FDA has issued guidance for industry, investigators, and IRBs.  The guidance is intended to provide general considerations to assist in assuring the safety of trial participants, maintaining compliance with good clinical practice (GCP), and minimizing risks to trial integrity during the COVID-19 pandemic.  For the guidance, please see  

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