Author

Yaniv Heled

Yaniv Heled

Yaniv Heled is an associate professor of law at Georgia State University. His research and teaching focus on the intersection of law and the biosciences, with particular focus on the regulation of biopharmaceuticals, how the law approaches genetics, and reproductive technologies.

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 […]