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February 20, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Whether your cultural point of reference is Jay-Z or Annie!, we can all agree that last week was a “hard knock life” for orphans…orphan drugs, that is. We saw Marathon hit pause on its launch of Emflaza, the steroid approved...

November 14, 2016

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

So THAT was unexpected! Now that we’ve gotten that off our chests, welcome to The Week That Was. This week we give you our take on what the 2016 election outcomes will mean for future healthcare policy (from what we...

June 14, 2016

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Nutrition, Health Care Coverage, Cancer Medication News, FDA and EMA, and More!

New Food Label RecommendationsOn May 27, the FDA issued final changes to the Nutrition Facts Label on foods, the first change in 10 years. The changes are generally are intended to give consumers quicker and easier understanding of the important...

May 24, 2016

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New Nutrition Facts Labels Are Coming But Does This Mean You’ll Pay More Attention to What You’re Eating?

We blogged way back in 2014 on the proposed Nutrition Facts Label and since that time there’s been quite a bit of debate on what should and shouldn’t be included on the new labels. Food companies are expected to change...

February 18, 2015

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Breaking Beltway News

Another One Bites The Dust: Big news for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Reuters reports that Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg has decided to resign in March. Hamburg was confirmed in May 2009 and is one of the longest-serving FDA commissioners....

June 18, 2014

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Social Media Guidance from FDA: Our Take

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday issued draft social media guidance aimed at communicating within character limits and addressing drug misinformation. In each instance, the FDA suggests fair, flexible guidance that will inform social media activity in the...

May 20, 2014

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Beltway Buzz: May 2014

The Beltway Buzz is CCA-DC’s monthly recap of healthcare related happenings in the District. Finally, Cool Celebrity Sightings in DC: President Obama was a hoot during the recent White House Correspondents dinner, skewering the media, Republicans and even his own...

March 17, 2014

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A Full Serving of Opportunity with the New Nutrition Facts Panel

This piece originally appeared as a guest post on PRWeek.com on March 7, 2014. The First Lady Michelle Obama and the Food and Drug Administration unveiled a new look for the Nutrition Facts Panel, the first significant changes to the...

January 23, 2014

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EXPLAINED: New FDA DRAFT Guidance on Fulfilling Regulatory Requirements for Postmarketing Submissions of Interactive Promotional Media

On January 13th the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released DRAFT guidance specific to “Postmarketing Submissions of Interactive Promotional Media.” This long awaited document considers the requirements and responsibility of pharmaceutical companies, their employees, and agents (e.g., KOLs, agencies, contractors)...

November 14, 2012

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FDA Strikes Down on Media Pitch

For those of us in the PR profession who regard the “pitch” for a press release as a single piece of communications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has informed us otherwise. The agency regards these as two separate vehicles...