Covaxin should be taken out of clinical trial mode, according to a CDSCO expert group.

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The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has been told of the recommendations. Beneficiaries will no longer be asked to sign a consent form if the vaccine is taken out of clinical trial mode.

According to official reports, an expert panel of India’s central drugs authority recommended granting emergency use authorisation to Bharat Biotech’s indigenously produced Covaxin while dropping the requirement that the vaccine be administered in “clinical trial mode.”

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has been told of the recommendations. Beneficiaries will no longer be asked to sign a consent form if the vaccine is taken out of clinical trial mode.

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO subject )’s expert committee (SEC) reviewed interim data from Covaxin’s phase-3 clinical trial, which revealed that the vaccine has an efficacy of 80.6 percent. The recommendations were made after that.

Bharat Biotech, based in Hyderabad, recently approached the drug regulator, requesting that the ‘clinical trial mode’ condition be withdrawn.

“On Wednesday, the SEC reviewed the interim phase-three trial data for Covaxin and recommended emergency use authorization for the vaccine, eliminating the requirement that it be administered in clinical trial mode,” the source said.

Three records accompany the vaccine (Covaxin), which has been granted emergency use authorization in clinical trial mode. The first is a factsheet, which is read to beneficiaries and explained, and the second is a consent type… The third form is an adverse event reporting form, which requires the recipient to report any adverse events during the first seven days.

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