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    Expedited regulatory pathway options and utility: Pandemic to endemic

    Expedited regulatory programs recognize the need for products targeting serious illnesses with unmet clinical need to proceed to market as soon as possible, without necessarily providing the amount of evidence required for regular market authorization. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a race to develop treatments and vaccines, and the length of time required for regulatory considerations has been widely discussed. We seek to determine whether emerging regulator...
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    The changing regulatory landscape for laboratory developed tests

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of reliable and accurate diagnostic tests. Laboratory developed tests (LDTs) do not typically require premarket review. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has repeatedly proposed more rigorous regulatory frameworks for LDTs but has been unsuccessful owing to concerns about the impact on test availability and innovation. In this article, the authors describe the existing regulations and consider both sides of the d...