A quarantined Ted Cruz proposes to speed approvals for coronavirus drugs and vaccines

The proposed law would not extend to products approved in China.
In this 2015 photo, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) participates in a Judiciary Subcommittee hearing. Source: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Although Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is quarantined at home after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19, the lawmaker plans to introduce a bill to permit the Food and Drug Administration to approve any drug, device, or vaccine that might be endorsed by regulators in certain other countries to combat the novel coronavirus.

The , which is known as reciprocity and designed to meet a public health or unmet medical need,.

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