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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Headache for the Next Commissioner – FDA’s Reputation Crisis
Recently it was reported that the President Biden appears ready to nominate former FDA Commissioner Robert Califf to boomerang back and head the agency for a second time. If so, he returns to very different circumstances than when he left … Continue reading
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Virtual Reality – FDA and AdComms
Vaccination has been robust. Cities are opening up. Plans are underway for back-to-school. Travel is robust. Offices are cautiously re-opening. There are multiple hallmarks that, whatever the consequences, we are going back to normal. The age of COVID-19 will likely … Continue reading
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“Can You Hear Me?” – The (Hopefully) Coming Transition from Virtual Meetings
Today, FDA published notice in the Federal Register of an upcoming meeting of the Arthritis Drugs Advisory Committee that will be held May 6. The meeting will be held virtually. Last year when the pandemic reality started setting in, like … Continue reading
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For FDA and CDC and the Rest of Us – The Stakes Have Never Been Higher
Since last week’s posting regarding FDA credibility being on the line, there has been a swirl of activity and commentary around the evaluation of vaccine research for COVID-19 that would seem to have exacerbated the problem. For context, last week … Continue reading