FDA in the Time of COVID-19

ABA Administrative & Regulatory Law News, Vol. 45, No. 3, 2020

3 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2020

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Elizabeth Y. McCuskey

Boston University School of Public Health; Boston University - School of Law; Center for Health Law Studies

Date Written: May 1, 2020

Abstract

Over the past century, Congress has made the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) responsible for regulating the safety and efficacy of drugs and devices being deployed in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The FDA’s regulatory infrastructure was built for public health threats and to combat manufacturers' misinformation about treatments. This article spotlights the ways in which FDA has been adapting to a new challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic: combating misinformation emanating from within the executive branch.

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Keywords: FDA, COVID-19, coronavirus, misinformation, public health, executive, administrative law, regulation, agency, publicity, pharmaceutical

Suggested Citation

McCuskey, Elizabeth Y., FDA in the Time of COVID-19 (May 1, 2020). ABA Administrative & Regulatory Law News, Vol. 45, No. 3, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3624538

Elizabeth Y. McCuskey (Contact Author)

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Boston University - School of Law ( email )

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