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The Gray Sheet: FDA Long-Term Globalization Strategy Under Development

Coping with an increasingly global device and drug industry will require a paradigm shift that relies less on FDA’s own staff and more on data and resource sharing with other countries, the agency says.

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Bloomberg: More Outsourcing Planned for FDA Overseas Factory Inspections

U.S. regulators plan to outsource more inspections of overseas factories within the next decade after criticism from Congress about a lack of oversight for food and drugs made in other countries.

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FDA Webview: 2012 User Fee Legislation Likely to be Bipartisan

Reauthorization of FDA user fees, scheduled for consideration by Congress next year, is expected to pass on a largely bipartisan basis and is unlikely to involve the kind of political controversy currently surrounding the Obama administration’s healthcare legislation.

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Milwaukee Magazine: The new front on health care reform

Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin is a leader in the effort to reopen the national health care debate in the arena of critical care – emergency or life-sustaining care provided in emergency rooms or intensive care units. The effort is led by a national panel of specialists and advocates, the Roundtable on U.S. Critical Care Policy. A lobbying firm employed by the group says its members formed in part because they felt critical care was overlooked in the reform of America’s health care system.

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Venn Strategies Named by Inc. as One of America’s Fastest–Growing Private Companies

WASHINGTON DC – Venn Strategies, LLC, a leading national government relations and public affairs firm, today announced it has been ranked among the fastest-growing private firms in America by Inc. magazine.

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Venn Strategies Announces New Senior Management Team

WASHINGTON DC – Venn Strategies, LLC, a leading public affairs and government relations firm in Washington, DC, today announced that a newly restructured senior management team will lead clients in its expert advocacy, issue management, coalition management and strategic advisory services.

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National Journal: Reid Aide Joins Venn Strategies

As National Journal reported on Dec. 17, Penny Lee, then a senior adviser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told colleagues she was leaving Capitol Hill for a job in the private sector, but didn’t name her new employer.

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Roll Call: Lee to Join Venn Strategies

Penny Lee, who until late last year was a top aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), has joined the lobbying and consulting firm Venn Strategies.

Lee, who is considered one of the hot Hill commodities heading to K Street, will be a principal in the firm starting Monday.

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