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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Approvals in the Crazy Year of 2020
Each year in January, it is relevant to look back on the activities of FDA during the course of the previous year and look at how it was the same or different from prior years, and to look at trends … Continue reading
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FDA AdComm Agenda Covers the Bases
First of all, we are having a bit of a crisis with our crisis. As we appear to be moving into yet another wave of COVID-19 infections, and as research into a vaccine is aggressively underway, we also see serious … Continue reading
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FDA Credibility on the Line
In normal times, when there is no pandemic threatening our lives and livelihoods, it is essential for FDA to maintain the traditional “gold standard” in relation to the decision-making process for the approval of new treatments. That standard is even … Continue reading
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Look Back – Drug Approvals First Half of 2020 Amidst the COVID Challenge
As the year began, no one really thought that within a few months, the systems upon which we rely on for just about everything would be so severely disrupted and tested by the presence of something we cannot even see … Continue reading
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FDA to Hold Virtual AdComm
I don’t usually publish the scheduling of an AdComm with a blog posting. But this one merits one. With fewer than the usual minimum of fifteen days’ notice, FDA has scheduled an FDA Advisory Committee meeting of the Cardiovascular and … Continue reading
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