Tag Archive: Margaret Hamburg

May 09 2011

Conference Recap – 2011 Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting

The Society of Toxicology’s (SOT) 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting was held on 05-10 March 2011 in Washington, DC.  Several members of Cato Research’s Nonclinical Sciences Development group were amongst the more than 7,000 toxicologists from 50 countries in attendance this year.  The five-day event provided scientists with countless opportunities to discuss the latest scientific achievements …

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May 18 2010

Bad Ads – FDA Recruits Health Care Providers to Combat Misleading Advertising

If your advertising goes unnoticed, everything else is academic. – William Bernbach Fierce reported that the “FDA has issued 186 warning letters so far this year”.  (Looking at that number, they must mean “warning and untitled letters” which are frequently conflated). Assuming that 1) this covers January through April only and 2) this pace continues, …

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Apr 28 2010

New Disclosure Requirements for FDA Advisory Committees

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure. – Jane Austen On 21 April 2010, the FDA announced a newly revised Draft Guidance on Transparency and Advisory Committees.  If implemented, the draft guidance would increase transparency into the financial disclosures and conflicts of interest of Advisory Committee members. The FDA has 40 …

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