Category Archives: Current Affairs

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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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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