Category Archives: Current Affairs

Government Shut Down and FDA – Redux

On September 17, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sent out a memo advising federal agencies to begin preparing for a government shutdown.  Once again, as in the Spring of 2011, we are faced with the question of … Continue reading

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Can Technology Usher in New Era of OTCs?

As many long time readers know from earlier postings about this topic, when I step on my bathroom scale, it records my weight and sends it to my iPad.  I have a blood pressure cuff that hooks up that very … Continue reading

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Election Impact – The New Class

Around elections, I have usually tried to provide some insight into where candidates stood on health care related issues, particularly affecting the development and marketing of medical products.  I wasn’t able to do that through this election cycle, but now … Continue reading

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AIDS/HIV – Remembering and Learning from the Past

Yesterday marked the occasion of the commencement of the 19th International AIDS Conference being held here in Washington.  It is the first time a conference has been held in the U.S. for many years.  The theme for AIDS 2012 is … Continue reading

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Communications is a Process, Not an Event

Yesterday the Washington Post carried a story about the latest polling from the Pew Research Center regarding the Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.  Needless to say, for those of us in healthcare and for … Continue reading

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