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Liza Vertinsky

Liza Vertinsky

Liza Vertinsky is a law professor at Emory Universit. She joined the Emory Law faculty in 2007, after a decade of legal practice focusing on intellectual property transactions. She builds on a practical background of assisting entrepreneurs, emerging companies, and universities with the development, acquisition, and leveraging of intellectual property. Her areas of expertise include the regulation of healthcare markets and technologies, global health, intellectual property, innovation, and law and economics.

COMMENTARY

FDA is departing from long-standing procedures to deal with public health crises, and this may foreshadow problems for COVID-19 vaccines

By: , and - August 30, 2020

On the eve of the Republican National Convention, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn announced that the FDA had issued emergency use authorization for investigational convalescent plasma as a treatment for COVID-19. Plasma is the liquid part of blood. Sometimes, for treatment purposes, it is taken from people who have been infected with […]