Monthly Archives: March 2012

Weekly Roundup – 3-9-12

In late August while on my morning dog walk, I saw a neighboring Dad in his front yard with his five year old daughter getting ready for her first day at school.  She was wearing pink and had a pink … Continue reading

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Interesting FDA Facts and Figures from Commissioner Hamburg’s Testimony on Budget

On February 29, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg delivered FDA’s budget request in testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA and Related Agencies.  FDA is of course a very large agency with varied responsibilities … Continue reading

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What Does an Evolving OTC Environment Mean?

Once upon a time, it was quite common for drugs to switch their status from prescription to over-the-counter (OTC) making them much more accessible to people by means of ability to purchase and cost.  Allergy medications and heartburn treatments saw … Continue reading

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Weekly Update 3/2/12

Spring is not waiting for the Vernal Equinox.  Spring didn’t even wait for winter – it feels like it has been here for a while.  Daffodils are already in full bloom around town, tulips up.  If you were planning on … Continue reading

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The Evolving Nature of AdComm Watching – Not for the Birds

Some people watch birds.  They get field glasses, walk in groups in wooded areas, and observe, catalog, and discuss birds.  There are volumes of books written about various aspects of bird watching.  Different shapes, different sizes, different species.  I’ve noticed, … Continue reading

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