Category Archives: leadership
By Ben Comer | Published: May 7, 2013
During the Rutgers Business School’s annual healthcare symposium, an FDA official encouraged industry to put its drugs on the reviewing table and be prepared for good news. On a panel titled “Activist FDA: Transformation Agent,” Prevision Policy founder and former Pink Sheet editorial head Cole Werble relayed the tale of Acadia Pharmaceuticals, a San Diego-based [...]
By Ben Comer | Published: April 16, 2013
People tell you who they are, but we ignore it – because we want them to be who we want them to be. – Don Draper At the beginning of the Reboot Camp – held at New York City’s Alexandria Center on April 12 – Intouch Solutions’ CEO Faruk Capan declared the days of Don Draper [...]
By Jill Wechsler | Published: March 15, 2013
After less than a year on the job, the head of FDA’s Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) has announced his departure, a sign that all is not well with plans for major organizational changes at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER).
By Jill Wechsler | Published: March 12, 2013
The greatly feared federal budget sequestration mandate went into effect March 1, and, initially, the impact was fairly muted. The stock market soared, employment rose and government workers continued on their jobs. Federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), launched initiatives to comply with the mandated 5% across-the-board cut in spending (in reality [...]
By Guest Blogger | Published: February 1, 2013
by Tom Norton This past week or so, with Obamacare’s start up less than a year away, we have been treated to several entertaining vignettes as the nation’s governors begin to wrestle with the realities of the new healthcare law.