Monthly Archives: March 2011

No News is No News – DDMAC Fails to Produce Guidance

As many might have guessed, the second target date set by FDA’s DDMAC for the issuance of a Draft Guidance on Social Media and the Internet is about to pass, apparently without any new developments.  Slated for the end of … Continue reading

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Tracking FDA Progress on Health Care Reform

When the Affordable Patient Care Act (more commonly known as Health Care Reform) became the law of the land, it had several provisions in it that charged the FDA with very particular tasks as part of the implementation of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup – 3/25/11

Congress has been gone this week which has made the local commute quite bearable, though one has to wonder how they could all take off when they haven’t finished a budget for this fiscal year.  Spring here is being threatened … Continue reading

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DDMAC – Unclear Transparency on FDA Social Media Guidance

For many years now, there has been a long wait after a public hearing held in 1996 on some form of guidance from the FDA that would provide communications guidelines for this new medium.  Fifteen years have passed and those … Continue reading

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Does Japan Tragedy Cause Re-Think on FDA Funding?

The trio of tragedies that hit Japan are now spawning a fourth – the potential for radioactive contamination of food and water.  There are now reports that the FDA has banned food imports from four prefectures – those located closest … Continue reading

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