This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies, which are devoted to discovering and developing medicines that enable patients to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Here is a message about the COVID-19 vaccine from PhRMA.


In these unprecedented times, America’s biopharmaceutical companies are making great progress against COVID nineteen. Clinical trials are taking place all over the country, including right here in Utah.

The recent news on vaccines and treatments are highlighting the incredible progress being made – and bringing hope. From development to clinical trials, and throughout the manufacturing process – these medicines and vaccines are rigorously tested for safety, effectiveness, and quality.

Until vaccines are available to all Utahans, please continue doing your part to stay safe by social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands. Because following the science is how we get back to normal.


We are grateful for the vital and unprecedented work being done by the companies represented by PhRMA and will continue to encourage all to do their part while we await the arrival of the vaccines. For updates on how the biopharmaceutical industry is working to defeat COVID-19, visit I’m Derek Miller, with the Salt Lake Chamber, and this is Speaking on Business.