About the AuthorMy name is Mark Senak. I’m a lawyer and I work at the international communications firm FleishmanHillard in Washington D.C. 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 the Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of flu vaccines for the H1N1 flu virus, popularly known as Swine Flu, being manufactured by four separate firms. The amount of time between the initial outbreaks of H1N1 this Spring, … Continue reading
Ferring Pharmaceuticals is having a good month and have gotten two significant Holiday gifts, as do patients with prostate cancer. Last week, the CHMP announced approval of Ferring Pharmaceutical's new treatment for prostate cancer, Degelarix. Today, the FDA followed suit … Continue reading
I took last week off for the holidays. Expecting guests, planning menus and my other regular duties left no time for posting and I suspected, little time for others to be reading. However, in spite of the holidays, things did … Continue reading
Here I am – speaking of Complete Response Letters. What follows is a short tutorial on the communications aspects of CRLs. NOTE ADDED OCTOBER 19, 2010 – There has lately been a great deal of interest in this … Continue reading
Last week, I ran a chart on the track record of Complete Response Letters versus approvals from the FDA, demonstrating that the latter is losing in favor of the former. Since then, the balance of power has changed even further. … Continue reading