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|Archived Since:||November 3, 2010|
Last week I posted about the update to the database of pharma and social media use with respect to the increase in audience over last year. While FDA’s OPDP was so complacent in coming forth in guidelines, the number of … Continue reading ?
It is a lovely autumn in our nation’s capital – at least looking at the trees and the light. It is always remarkable how the light angles change and the sun will suddenly appear beneath clouds instead of over them … Continue readin...
As a highly regulated industry, the pharmaceutical sector was very slow to embrace social media and given the very slow and highly restrictive guidance put out by FDA on that topic, branded participation – particularly on Twitter – is going … Continue reading ?
Autumn is well upon us. Nature is showing us how diverse her color palette really is and it is always important to take some time and stop and enjoy it — sometimes hard to do when the demands of world … Continue reading ?
We are days away from the mid-term elections. Don’t worry, this isn’t another piece to read about how the Senate could hang in the balance for weeks; or how one party or another might retain or take control of any … Continue reading...
Missed last week and sorry about that and this week’s roundup is a day late. It has been a busy Fall and even yesterday was a travel day. I can barely keep up with how quickly the year is passing. … Continue reading ?
It is hard to believe it, but we have entered the final quarter of 2014. I thought it a good time to revisit the upcoming AdComm schedule for those AdComm meetings that affect drugs or devices. Prior postings that provided … Continue reading ?
Back from a brief vacay to discover that leaves are littering the yard and porch as if it were autumn and then realizing that it is, in fact, autumn. The year is going by so quickly and there is so … Continue reading ?
It is hard to believe that a service that limits your speech to 140 characters would emerge as an important media platform, but it has. News travels more quickly, is more granular in nature, can very specific to highly targeted … Continue reading ?
I bring you the Weekly Roundup today from Cape Cod where there is a lovely sense of autumn in the air, but blue skies and lovely shoreline allowing us to still remember the summer’s most pleasant days. And here is … Continue reading...
The Sunshine Act will peek out from behind some, but not all, of the clouds on the horizon soon, leading to a new day in transparency on payments between the medical products industry and those who provide care. Data will … Continue reading ?
Argh! It is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Fear not Matey! I’m not gonna write my whole posting in pirate-speak, though it be a tempting morsel to ponder. There were lots of approvals this week and finally a wee … Continue reading ?
Someone asked me the other day something to the effect of this – what is the point of social media when it comes to news – isn’t CNN just as fast? It occurred to me that many of us in … Continue reading ?
After a surprisingly mild August, September begins with summer in full force – heat, humidity and a mosquito rally that is immensely annoying. Forecasts however predict that we only have one more day of this and then a break to … Continue reading ?
It is not news that social media has fundamentally changed the way we communicate. Today, we share news, we don’t just read it. A news cycle is every moment of every day. We rely on people to pitch news to … Continue reading ?
For those who have had the pleasure of working with Julie Zawisza in the past, the news is that she has moved on to a new role at FDA. That means her former position in communications at the Center for … Continue reading ?
For the past few years here in Washington, the summer ended in August seemingly with the flip of a switch following Labor Day Weekend. The daily threat of storms abated, the high humidity retreated, air conditioners were switched off in … Continue reading ?
FDA’s OPDP views nearly all industry communication – whatever the venue and intent – through a lens of advertising. Certainly a big focus of regulatory enforcement has been direct-to-consumer advertising and for a long time, there has been guidance available … Continue reading ?
In June I put on a Webinar about the communications impact and considerations respecting the upcoming release of data from CMS under the terms of the Sunshine Act. That followed a blog posting from April. The point in both of … Continue reading ?
It is hard to believe that I see on Facebook many of my friends who are parents talking about their kids headed back to school this week. Back to school? Back to school? Why when I was a lad, which … Continue reading ?