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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This week FDA sent a Warning Letter to a company engaged in marketing products containing cannabidiol (CBD) to consumers for a wide variety of uses in both humans and canines. In addition to the letter, the agency underscored their action … Continue reading
One of the many things notable during the tenure of Dr. Scott Gottlieb as FDA Commissioner was the change in communications – a change marked not just by style but substance. In fact, in a March posting here, it was … Continue reading
During the past few years, there has been a renewed focus on facilitating the development of new medicines by providing new mechanisms to streamline the review process and get drugs to patients more quickly. The passage of the 21st Century … Continue reading
The folks at the Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) have been in the mood lately to make a point. You can tell because they recently issued the third regulatory action letter of the year. Many years ago this would … Continue reading
This week FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) posted what was only the second enforcement letter of the year which was issued in May. Warning letters are issued by many parts of the FDA, but OPDP issues letters squarely … Continue reading