Cutting Through the Noise: Market Evolution and Pathways to Access for COVID-19 Vaccines and Therapeutics 

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Avalere experts discussed the marketplace for COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, including key decision points for regulatory pathways, pricing, and distribution scenarios for optimal US and EX-US market access. 
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With hundreds of vaccine and therapeutic candidates in the pipeline, planning ahead for patient access is vital. This uncharted territory provokes important questions about regulatory pathways, pricing, government procurement, coverage, access, distribution, and more.  Avalere experts explored these questions and tipping pointsas well as the necessary market access strategies. 

Key Topics

  • FDA regulatory considerations and downstream implications 
  • Coverage and access challenges 
  • Pricing, procurement, and distributionscenarios 
  • Potential 2020 election impacts on the COVID-19 response


Elizabeth Carpenter , President

As president of Avalere Health, Elizabeth Carpenter is responsible for the firm’s consulting, sales, and operational functions.

Kelly L. George , Principal, Market Access & Reimbursement

Kelly L. George, PhD, RAC, supports clients in navigating the FDA policy environment for the development and lifecycle of drugs and biologics.

Richard Hughes IV , Managing Director

Richard Hughes IV leads Avalere’s vaccines team, which supports clients with vaccine policy, market access and evidence strategies.

John C. Neal , Managing Director, Commercialization & Regulatory Strategy

John Neal partners with pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients to develop market access assessments and launch strategies to ensure successful asset commercialization.

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