Monthly Archives: January 2010

The i-Man Cometh

 i-pod.  i-phone.  i-pad.  i-think.  therefore i am. This week, if you've been living under a rock, there is news for you.  The i-pad was unveiled by Apple. The i-pad puts together a lot of qualities that many say will change … Continue reading

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Social Media and Medicine Paradox – Is There a Movement or Not?

 I am in Europe, where I have been giving a talk on Social Media and Medicine, similar to one I gave last week in Canada.  In fact, I've been giving talks on Social Media and Medicine all over.  Certainly, it … Continue reading

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FDA Needs to Tell a Coherent Story on BPA – Bring Back the Talk Paper!

When the new leadership took over at FDA, they inherited one of many problems when it comes to the troubled history of the FDA's response to issues associated with the presence of bisphenol-A (BPA) in or near the foods we … Continue reading

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Changing Communications – Changing Public Policy and Healthcare Reform

I have been struck by how quickly the communications landscape is changing.  When television was invented, it took decades before there was widespread uptake and "I Love Lucy" was playing in everyone's living room.  In 1981, there were news stories … Continue reading

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Twongress – The Power of Twitter in Congress

I need to start off by stating the obvious – this is a bit of a departure from my FDA beat.  However, I work in health care public affairs and have for many years.  As any reader of this blog … Continue reading

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