FDA finally demands coronavirus antibody tests that actually work

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  • The FDA is tightening some of its lax rules regarding approval of coronavirus testing supplies after initially loosening its regulations back in March.
  • Companies will now need to provide proof that their tests work as intended before being rushed to market.
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In the rush to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, many rules and regulations that were in place have been lifted in the hopes of expediting the approvals of supplies for testing and treating patients. Unfortunately, some have taken advantage of this new “wild west” way of doing things and have pushed products through the FDA’s lax approval process that might not even work.

Now, after coming under increasing scrutiny from lawmakers and healthcare professionals, the FDA has announced that it will require that companies submitting coronavirus testing supplies will have to provide proof that their products work before they can bring them to market. Yeah, this seems like a no-brainer but it wasn’t the case as recently as earlier this week.

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