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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Big Decisions – Reviewing FDA Advisory Committee Outcomes Since 2020
In January we took a look at FDA Advisory Committees (AdComms) – FDA AdComms – When the Going Gets Tough – noting, among other things that there had not only been fewer meetings but also that it appeared that the … Continue reading
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Emerging from Emergency – Two COVID-Related Developments This Week
Two announcements occurred this week, both of note and connected only by the fact that they are emblematic of the slow metamorphosis from a COVID emergency world to a post-COVID emergency one. Emergency Ends – First, the Biden Administration announced … Continue reading
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AdComm Drop-off in 2019 – FDA Consults Fewer Experts in 2019
The system of FDA Advisory Committees is in place so that when FDA needs advice – either on policy development, reviewing an issue with an already approved medicine, or regarding new drug approvals – the agency has a lot of … Continue reading
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Sorting it Out – FDA AdComm Review for 2018
In 2017, the Advisory Committees voted to recommend approval 71.4 percent of the time; in 2018 it was 66.6 percent. Continue reading
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