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 Blog
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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Category Archives: FDA
During the past few years, there has been a renewed focus on facilitating the development of new medicines by providing new mechanisms to streamline the review process and get drugs to patients more quickly. The passage of the 21st Century … Continue reading
What do FDA press releases for the year say about the rate of new approvals for 2016? Periodically I take a look at what FDA has said – and a little bit conversely at what it hasn’t. In April, I … Continue reading
Today Mashable carried an article entitled “Twitter’s Surprising Reaction to Meningitis Outbreak” that reported that as the meningitis outbreak associated with a contaminated steroid product unfolds, users of Twitter were more often searching for CDC than FDA. The fact that … Continue reading
Santa’s elves made us some new toys! Either that for the FDA got busy on their own by (1) launching a new look to the Website (thankfully) and (2) starting a new blog called FDA Voice. First things first – … Continue reading
FDA Discusses News Reports That the Agency has Withheld Information on Chinese Manufacturers of Heparin from Congress
In February 2008, the FDA announced that heparin, a blood thinning agent, was not going to be manufactured voluntarily by its U.S. manufacturer because of serious adverse events. The adverse events were tied by FDA to a contaminant discovered that … Continue reading