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 ProfileEXPERTISE - 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; issues and crisis management. 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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The U.S. Pharmacopeia – What is it? What Does it Do?I had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Roger L. Williams, CEO of the USP to talk about what the campaign is designed to accomplish and what it is that the USP actually does. There are two installments of podcasting here - the first which talks about what the USP does, and the second geared to the campaign itself.
FDA Pioneers New Level of Transparency – An Interview with Dr. Joshua SharfsteinI had the opportunity last Friday to sit down with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Principal Deputy Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration to discuss FDA Track. We talked about the genesis of the program, how they are doing it, what those of us in the public who are interested can expect of the program, and the process and timeframe for bringing it entirely up and running. Check it out.
Category Archives: Clinical Trials
Back in July when Dr. Scott Gottlieb made a speech before the American Medical Association and made a lengthy reference to a November workshop in which FDA would participate regarding adaptive clinical trials, there was a great deal of anticipation … Continue reading
What happens when the FDA decides on new policies during the course of a clinical trial? Last week, Replidyne and Forest Laboratories reported that the FDA issued a non-approvable letter for Faropenem, an antibiotic. The FDA wanted further clinical studies … Continue reading
One might ask oneself why, if an important conference in which there is a high level of interest is just a few weeks away, have details not been announced. The answer may be that most of us assumed that the … Continue reading
Back in July, FDA’s Dr. Scott Gottlieb gave a speech in which he talked about an upcoming conference on clinical trial design to be held in November. Word has it that the conference is going to be on the 13th … Continue reading
Some time ago, it became apparent that the FDA was going to participate in a conference on adaptive clinical trials. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, MD, Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs, Food and Drug Administration — gave a speech on … Continue reading