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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FDA has had a lot to say so far this year. A real lot. In fact, during the first three months of 2018, FDA issued 56 press releases, which is as many as they issued during the entire first half … Continue reading
In the last installment we looked at the first part of the Strategic Roadmap – Addiction which specifically focused on opioids and nicotine. However, the next part of the FDA Strategic Policy Roadmap is less specific and instead is focused … Continue reading
With deaths rising each year, there is no question of the urgency that something needs to be done to address the opioid misuse epidemic in the United States. And in addition to mortality there are the lives touched by these … Continue reading
In January, FDA’s Commissioner announced the release of “Health Innovation, Safer Families: FDA’s 2018 Strategic Policy Roadmap” that provides a detailed overview of priorities for the agency within a relatively short timeframe. FDA and the various centers that make up … Continue reading
Yesterday, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced a new effort on the part of the agency aimed at increasing transparency around clinical trials, a goal long sought by many patient advocates, particularly outside the U.S. Specifically, FDA is introducing a pilot program … Continue reading