Monthly Archives: February 2010

Hot U.S. Attorney Action in Drug Misbranding, Device Sales and Supplement Frauds

 There were a spate of announcements last week about actions taken by U.S. attorneys – one that involves a guilty plea for misbranding a drug; one person getting a 51 month sentence for selling unapproved medical devices and one guilty … Continue reading

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Social Media Tools and Strategy – A Webinar Coming Up

I was at a talk not long ago where two questions were posed by the speaker to the audience.  First was – how many people have cell phones?  Naturally everyone in the room raised their hand.  The second question was … Continue reading

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A Few Pharma Companies Speak to FDA Social Media Docket

On January 29th new documents appeared in the FDA's docket that has been devised to collect commentary after the November 12-13 Part 15 meeting on social media and the Internet and medical product marketing.  Up to this point, both in … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup – 02/05/10

 All of Washington is braced for the onslaught of a snow storm that the weather service has termed "paralyzing" – obviously unaware of the fact that Congress is in a state of paralysis most of the time.  Here is a … Continue reading

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FDA Should Begin a Collaborative Wiki to Innovate More Quickly

 The FDA is now undertaking a glacially paced effort at examining the regulation of social media and the Internet.  And slowly the agency has been increasingly using social media and emerging media tools to get word out, particularly during recalls, … Continue reading

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