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Advisory Committee – Vacancies and Transparencies

The FDA has a total of 33 Advisory Committees, 17 of which are focused on Drugs and 5 of which are focused on blood, vaccines and other biologics. For our purposes today, we are going to focus on those dedicated … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup 10.9.15

The days are growing noticeably shorter. The autumn chill has made itself felt from time to time. The leaves look ready to do their turn. The garden is in want of a mulching. Pumpkins are expectantly perched on front porches … Continue reading ?

FDA Needs a Communications AdComm

When it comes to communications, the environment has been fast, the FDA – slow. A few months ago I talked about a few of the potentially game changing implications of some relatively new platforms – Meerkat and Periscope, which allow … Continue reading ?

Communications + Medicine = Public Health – The WHO HIV Guidelines and the Role of Comms

Last August I wrote a posting about the important role of communications during the initial stages of an emerging contagious or communicable disease. But communications not only serves a vital purpose at the beginning of an epidemic, it also does … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup 10.2.15

Joaquin is a knock knock knockin’ at our door. While the government did not shut down due to a political crisis, it may not be clear that a weather crisis won’t do the job. Washington can always use a good … Continue reading ?

FDA Adds a New AdComm for Patients

This week FDA published a Federal Register announcement stating that the agency was establishing a new Patient Engagement Advisory Committee designed to provide counsel to the Commissioner on issues related to medical devices. The agency said that the scope is … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup 9.18.15

For those of us hungry for it, we had our first taste of autumn. It has been lovely to sleep with windows open. Granted the long shadows appear earlier than they used to and the sun is setting from a … Continue reading ?

Then and Now – Shutdown Showdown

The last time we faced a government shut down, there were some advance communications on how various government agencies were going to be operating during the “event”. Last time, the executive brand had issued a memorandum on September 17, this … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup 9.11.15

Today we remember those lost, honor those living who were there to help and dedicate ourselves to a goal of peace. Here is a bit of what happened this past week that I thought noteworthy: NIH Announces Landmark Blood Pressure … Continue reading ?

More on Twitter and Pharma

Before breaking for summer vacation, I had posted about the increase in Twitter followers among pharma companies this year over last and noted that the overall number of Twitter followers of pharma feeds had increase significantly. That was true despite … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup 9.4.15

I missed the Weekly Roundup last week while on vacay and took this week off from blogging because let’s face it, everyone is gone. We are at that special cusp when the calendar really does coincide with a noticeable change … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup 8.21.15

We are at the end of summer. Though not young, my mental calendar is still locked into the mentality regarding the beginning of school. This is the last week to relax before the onslaught of back to school, days full … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup 8.14.15

The summer is flying by. The lightning bugs have lit up and lit out. The grass has had it. Vacations are nearing an end. The last of the picnics are being planned. Somewhere someone is busy tuning up the yellow … Continue reading ?

OPDP Issues Warning Letter on Social Media Posting

OMG. Can’t say that I ever thought I would be writing about Kim Kardashian here on Eye on FDA, but that just goes to show you, life always entertains surprises. This week FDA posted a Warning Letter issued to a … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup 8.7.15

The dog days of Summer are upon us. No matter what one does, it seems, lawns turn a faded color. Bright daisies and black-eyed Susan flowers dance lazily in gentle breezes. Gazpacho can be a complete meal. The porch swing, … Continue reading ?

Twitter Followers and Pharma – The New Numbers

As many readers are aware, I love databases and one of them that I have put together takes a stab at tracking social media activity of the pharma, biotech and device sectors. Included in the count are any pharma Twitter … Continue reading ?

Preparing Ahead – When Events Overtake Communications

Sometimes events present us with a seismic shift in the environment. And often when that happens, we have to have new language to describe the altered terrain. Inevitably there are gaps in our understanding. Familiar frames of reference become obsolete. … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup 7.31.15

It is the end of July! Even though childhood is far away in my rear view mirror, my year is still defined by the school calendar and I find myself lamenting a bit that the summer is already two-thirds over. … Continue reading ?

Weekly Roundup 7.24.15

Greetings from Texas. Late with the Weekly Roundup here due to some serious travel obligations which are still underway and afford me very little in the way of access to the Internet. Apologies.  Had it been a low news-level week, … Continue reading ?

FDA Press Releases – First Half of 2015

As regular readers may remember, I have started a database that tracks FDA press releases that goes back through 2014 and provided an overview of the 2014 press releases (See – FDA Press Releases – What They Said and How … Continue reading ?

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