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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There has been a rather high profile spat between one man and a federal agency over the effects of arsenic in apple juice. The man happens to be Dr. Oz – a household name, the agency happens to be the … Continue reading
There is no question for even the most casual observer that the exploding globalization movement of the 1990s has led to expansive imports during the decade I like to call the Uh-ohs (2000s). Globalization has brought with it many benefits. … Continue reading
This is about food, but also about medicine. This week the markup of the House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee was posted to the Committee’s Website revealing that the FDA was getting a $285 million dollar cut from last year’s budget and … Continue reading
Last Friday, the FDA published notice about draft guidance on the issue of menu labeling in restaurants. The idea of labeling food choices in restaurants has long been a goal of those who advocate for greater education for consumers in … Continue reading
The trio of tragedies that hit Japan are now spawning a fourth – the potential for radioactive contamination of food and water. There are now reports that the FDA has banned food imports from four prefectures – those located closest … Continue reading