Category Archives: Current Affairs

10 Years of Eye on FDA – Looking Back

This month marks a decade of Eye on FDA. A good friend of mine was writing a personal blog, which most blogs were back then, that was well-written and funny and I thought – hey I could do that only … Continue reading

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From HIV to Zika – The Role of Communications

The pathogen may change, but there are aspects of communications during a time of outbreak, particularly involving an emerging pathogen, that seem to be a constant. A few short months ago no one had ever heard of the Zika virus. … Continue reading

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The Growing World of Do It Yourself Health

Sparked by an inquiry regarding a speaking gig around the future of do-it-yourself (DIY) medicine got me to thinking about how much the concept has changed over the years, and most certainly at an accelerating pace. Back in 2011, I … Continue reading

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HIV Celebrity Diagnosis – What’s Changed. What Hasn’t.

On Monday news came out saying that actor Charlie Sheen would be announcing that he had HIV during a TODAY Show interview that would occur on Tuesday. In addition he issued an open letter about his announcement and HIV status. … Continue reading

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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

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