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Gov't Shutdown Halts FDA Product Submissions and Other Functions

Planning to submit to the FDA today? Think again. The agency put a forced pause on key services and functions – and furloughed 6,620 FDA employees – as a result of last night’s government shutdown. Stephen King, a member of CDER’s communications team at FDA, said in an email that “no new regulatory submissions that […]
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CMS taps IT firm CGI for Sunshine Act Data Dump

Speaking at CBI’s Sunshine & Aggregate Spend Conference in Washington DC on Tuesday, Shantanu Agrawal, director, data sharing and partnership group, center for program integrity, CMS, said the agency hired IT company CGI to build the software platform to be used for publishing pharma payments to physicians under the Sunshine Act provisions, now re-branded “open […]
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AZ’s First Corporate Blog Falls Flat

Currently, if patients or doctors look for specific drug information on AZ Health Connections, AstraZeneca’s new corporate communications blog, they won’t find any. And that’s exactly how AZ—along with pretty much every other pharma company engaged in the social media sphere—wants it. “The one area we’re trying not to engage is specific questions about disease […]
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