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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Yesterday FDA issued a press release regarding the much-anticipated actions related to the importation of prescription drugs. It is the aim that a proposed rule and a draft guidance will provide two means of impacting the price of medicines through … Continue reading
The system of FDA Advisory Committees is in place so that when FDA needs advice – either on policy development, reviewing an issue with an already approved medicine, or regarding new drug approvals – the agency has a lot of … Continue reading
Last week FDA and FTC jointly issued a warning letter to a seller of CBD products in Florida – the seventh such warning letter of the year. The letter took issue with the manufactuer’s marketing practices related to multiple products … Continue reading
Last year new molecular entities (NMEs) were approved by FDA at a record clip, surpassing the prior record of 45 that was set in 2015. As we begin the final quarter of hte year, this is a good time to … Continue reading
For those who like to keep up on the activity of the Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) here is an update. While not shaping up to be another big year of enforcement, there has been a bit of activity … Continue reading