Category Archives: Current Affairs

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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AdComms and the #Shutdown

People are looking for black and white answers about what government agencies in general are going to do during the shutdown respecting specific operations.  One of the specific areas of interest at FDA has been whether or not there will … Continue reading

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Keeping an Eye on FDA When There is No FDA

It would seem like an obvious challenge to write for a blog called Eye on FDA when in fact, there is a government shutdown.  That said, an agency that regulates one-quarter of the U.S. economy does not come to a … Continue reading

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