About the AuthorMy name is Mark Senak. I’m a lawyer and I work at the international communications firm FleishmanHillard in New York. For the past several years, I have been consulting with pharmaceutical and biologic companies that are engaged in the process of bringing new drugs to market.
My ProfileI am an authority on regulatory aspects of communications and medical products, with particular emphasis on pre-approval communications; strategist to help pharma and biotech companies prepare best case for advisory committee approval; and counselor in issues and crisis management. I am a frequent speaker on various aspects of same - drug development, promotion, reimbursement and new media in a highly regulated environment. Author of books, newspaper and magazine pieces related to drug marketing and promotion as well as HIV specialty pieces. And of course... blogger!
About This BlogEye on FDA is published by Mark Senak of FleishmanHillard's Washington, D.C. office. The thoughts and ideas in this blog and postings are strictly my own and are not screened by my employer. Everything posted on this blog is my personal opinion and does not necessarily represent the views of FleishmanHillard or its clients.
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Vaccines for COVID-19 are the focus of the moment – politically and scientifically speaking. On the political front, there has not only been jockeying to try to squeeze the square peg of a vaccine development timeline into a round hole … Continue reading
Since last week’s posting regarding FDA credibility being on the line, there has been a swirl of activity and commentary around the evaluation of vaccine research for COVID-19 that would seem to have exacerbated the problem. For context, last week … Continue reading
In normal times, when there is no pandemic threatening our lives and livelihoods, it is essential for FDA to maintain the traditional “gold standard” in relation to the decision-making process for the approval of new treatments. That standard is even … Continue reading
Each year, midway through it all, I take a look back to see what FDA has been talking about and compare it to the year before to see how things may have changed. I’m a little late at getting to … Continue reading
Given the state of things in 2020, a lot of us are already thinking about when it will end. Moreover when it does end, it will be good riddance. That said, this difficult year will not go quietly into the … Continue reading