Category Archives: Miscellaney

My Moment with Jay Thomas

A departure from the usual FDA fare. The blog is meant to cover FDA issues, but also various aspects of communications. This is a story about media training, sort of. Jay Thomas died yesterday. He was 69 years old. He … Continue reading

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Serious Communications Planning Needed Now for Zika

Election cycle aside, it is going to be a rough summer. As things stand, this will likely become the summer of Zika as the country faces a growing potential for dealing with transmission inside the U.S. and abroad.  As the … Continue reading

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Communications + Medicine = Public Health – The WHO HIV Guidelines and the Role of Comms

Last August I wrote a posting about the important role of communications during the initial stages of an emerging contagious or communicable disease. But communications not only serves a vital purpose at the beginning of an epidemic, it also does … Continue reading

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Preparing Ahead – When Events Overtake Communications

Sometimes events present us with a seismic shift in the environment. And often when that happens, we have to have new language to describe the altered terrain. Inevitably there are gaps in our understanding. Familiar frames of reference become obsolete. … Continue reading

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Eye on FDA’s 9th Birthday

It is hard to believe, but today – February 9, 2015 – I have passed the ninth marker of Eye on FDA. It seems like only a short time ago that I was reading a friend’s excellent and humorous blog … Continue reading

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