Pfizer executive says CEO did not negotiate EU Covid vaccine contract via text message

Pfizer Executive Says Ceo Did Not Negotiate Eu Covid Vaccine Contract Via Text Message
Pfizer's president of international developed markets answered questions from the European Parliament on Monday. Photo: Getty Images
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A Pfizer executive with a lead role in negotiating a Covid-19 vaccine bulk supply agreement with the European Commission said she "categorically" rules out that the US drugmaker's chief executive agreed the contract via mobile phone text messages.

"As to whether a contract negotiation such as this contract which you referred to, 1.8 billion doses, was negotiated through an SMS, I can categorically tell you that would not be the case," Janine Small, president of international developed markets at Pfizer, said.


Ms Small was speaking to the European Parliament's special committee on Covid-19 on Monday.

She added that such talks involve far too many people on both sides and take far too long to be conducted via texts messages. -Reuters

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