Philadelphia Pediatrician Named to FDA Vaccine Panel

By John George | Philadelphia Business Journal
|  Monday, Feb 3, 2014  |  Updated 1:58 PM EDT
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Philly Doctor Named to FDA Vaccine Panel

Dr. Sarah Long

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A Philadelphia doctor has been tapped to serve on the Food and Drug Administration’s advisory committee that deals with vaccines and related biological products.

Dr. Sarah Long from St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is joining the committee comprised of 12 experts from the medical and biological sciences. The panel’s job is to review and evaluate data on the safety, effectiveness and proper use of vaccines.

The committee meets four times a year to review applications and make recommendations to the FDA regarding the licensing of new product candidates. The committee also comments on the FDA’s research programs concerning scientific backing for vaccine regulations. Read more about this story on PBJ.com

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