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. I have also worked extensively with an array of medical societies and patient organizations providing strategic communications counsel and media training.
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!
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Eye on FDA is published by Mark Senak of FleishmanHillard’s New York 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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What does “fully vaccinated” mean today? In the face of the widening spread of the SARS-Cov-2 variant, the rise in breakthrough cases, and data that suggests a slight waning effect over time of vaccines, FDA acted yesterday to protect some … Continue reading
In the face of a crisis situation, it is a given that the clarity and thoroughness of the communications response is key to resolving the issue and mitigating any reputational damage. Perhaps no other decision by the Food and Drug … Continue reading
In my last posting on preparedness for a post-vaccination world I touched on some of the questions facing employers in general – policy questions that should be considered now for the eventualities of later. But digging a little deeper, there … Continue reading
Vaccines for COVID-19 are the focus of the moment – politically and scientifically speaking. On the political front, there has not only been jockeying to try to squeeze the square peg of a vaccine development timeline into a round hole … Continue reading
Since last week’s posting regarding FDA credibility being on the line, there has been a swirl of activity and commentary around the evaluation of vaccine research for COVID-19 that would seem to have exacerbated the problem. For context, last week … Continue reading