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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In 2017, the Advisory Committees voted to recommend approval 71.4 percent of the time; in 2018 it was 66.6 percent. Continue reading
Having worked with a lot of companies to prepare for an FDA Advisory Committee (AdComm) , I track the activities of the committees in a database marking outcomes, votes and other characteristics. As part of a look-back series as we … Continue reading
The number of new drugs approved by FDA last year fell – by many indicators. There were fewer new molecular entities approved and there were fewer press releases about approvals during the year compared to 2015. And consequently, there were … Continue reading
During the campaign, candidate Donald Trump made several statements referring to the fact that he would be cutting regulation in this country by 70-80 percent. Since the election, that sentiment has been repeatedly affirmed. Now in office, this week he … Continue reading
In recent years FDA has undertaken several means to facilitate the consideration of new drug applications by creating various mechanisms for expedited review for either new drugs or new indications for existing drugs. Prior to 2012, there had long been … Continue reading