Category Archives: Current Affairs

A “Long Shot” at Getting FDA Off the Dime on Social Media

Last month, Politico reported on the communications aspects of the 21st Century Cures Act (the Act) – also known as H.R. 6 – the sweeping legislation that addresses a range of issues related to medical research and access to medicines. … Continue reading

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Biggest 2014 FDA Stories

Of course, it is entirely a subjective matter to pick out the most interesting stories of the year. When it comes to an agency that oversees the regulation of one-quarter of the U.S. economy spanning everything from medicines to cosmetics … Continue reading

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Cloudy Forecast on Sunshine Act Data Release?

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

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Media, Science and Emerging Pathogens – Communications in a Time of Outbreak

Accuracy and consistency in communications is always important.  On important issues, misinformation can lead to serious consequences.  That is especially true in the field of public health. In watching the media coverage of the outbreak of  Middle East Respiratory Syndrome … Continue reading

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Emerging Viral Outbreaks

Last Friday, May 2, at around 3 PM, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta held a press conference about the first detected case in the United States related to the coronavirus known as Middle East Respiratory … Continue reading

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