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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This week the Senate Finance Committee held the second in what will be four hearings on the price of pharmaceutical drugs – Drug Pricing in America: A Prescription for Change. The first hearing, on January 29, listened to a panel … Continue reading
Last week Kaiser Health News (KHN) released a database called “Pre$cription for Power” that tracked pharmaceutical company donations made to patient advocacy groups, with an extensive accompanying article. The database is an important collection of information and serves to enhance transparency … Continue reading
There were two major healthcare stories last week. One involved the announcement that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would be leaving and the nomination by President Obama of Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to … Continue reading
The past two days have been focused on The Physician Payment Sunshine provisions of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act in the U.S. which will require the reporting of financial relationships between medical product manufacturers and medical providers by 2013. … Continue reading
As noted yesterday, the Physician Payment Sunshine Act is now law, but so far, the deadline for Health and Human Services to provide guidance to medical product manufacturers on what exactly to report and how exactly to report it has … Continue reading