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!
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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On February 21 I published a piece on LinkedIn – Communications Considerations for Medical Manufacturers as the COVID-19 Epidemic Emerges – that provided an overview of some of the communications considerations for pharma, biotech and device manufacturers related to the … Continue reading
Last week, I ran a chart on the track record of Complete Response Letters versus approvals from the FDA, demonstrating that the latter is losing in favor of the former. Since then, the balance of power has changed even further. … Continue reading
NEW YORK, September 22, 2008 – Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced that it is increasing its initial offer for ImClone Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMCL) and intends to commence a tender offer for the currently outstanding shares of common … Continue reading
Genentech’s special committee formed to help the Board of Directors pose a response to the Roche purchase proposal has stated that they feel the offer "substantially undervalues" the company, but left open the door for a new bid. Here is … Continue reading