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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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
Over the past few years, regulatory action letters from FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP), while once plentiful, has been something of a rare occurrence. In response to questions on the matter, FDA was often vague. This week however, … Continue reading
In May the Administration released a plan called “America’s Patients First” , a blueprint to lower drug prices and reduce out-of-pocket costs. One of the items contained in that blueprint was to have the manufacturers of medicines include the list … Continue reading
At the mid-year point, I usually do a check-in to see how we are doing on new drug approvals and how it compares to years gone by. I am quite tardy checking in on that front, so let’s get it … Continue reading
A personal note – Apologies – I have been lagging on postings following a bereavement. As each quarter ends, it has been an Eye on FDA practice to look back and compare different types of activities to assess any changes … Continue reading