Dr. John Norris, Former 2nd-in-Command at the US FDA, Calls Out the Need for Several Types of FDA Reforms – And Tools to Implement Them

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With thousands of medicines awaiting approval, the FDA is overdue for another set of major reforms in key, fairly distinct areas. One Million Solutions in Health™ offers important, long-standing insights from Dr. John Norris.

FDA Reform for Drug Approvals

FDA Reform for Drug Approvals

Today’s FDA is overdue for another set of major reforms in key, fairly distinct areas.

One Million Solutions in Health supports Dr. John Norris, JD, MBA; Chairman, Norris Capital, Inc., and FDDH, Inc.; Senior US Advisor to Kanagawa, Japan, Governor Kuroiwa and the Global Collaboration Center; Former Principal Deputy FDA Commissioner (2nd-in-Command) and COO of the US FDA; Former Harvard Faculty Member (GCC); and Former Faculty Editor-in-Chief, The American Journal of Law and Medicine in his efforts to catalyze FDA reform. In this webinar entitled "The Need for Several Types of FDA Reforms – And Tools to Implement Them" Dr. Norris outlines his recommendations.

As former 2nd-in-Command at the US FDA during President Ronald Reagan's administration, Dr. John Norris’ thesis is that today’s FDA is overdue for another set of major reforms in key, fairly distinct areas. Learn about his ideas via this webinar.

Dr. Norris’ key ideas for reform answer the following question: What kinds of reforms would make a critical difference in terms of total costs and safety, while not sacrificing in terms of (1) FDA’s regulatory robustness and (2) FDA’s reputation for “thoroughness at all costs”?

John Norris is a seasoned executive and board member who has received many awards in the life sciences, healthcare, healthcare-IT, and regulatory fields. He also taught health policy, management, and IT (FDA law, regulatory affairs, healthcare-delivery system and reimbursement reform, HC-IT reform, etc.) at Harvard for a dozen years.

He is best known as a healthcare/life sciences management, regulatory, and IT visionary. His passion is to work with new administrations to further reform the FDA and the healthcare delivery and payer systems.

Dr. Norris’ focus includes: (1) personalized medicine reform, (2) IT-based blood, urine, feces, and imaging diagnostics and prognostics, (3) automated drug and device research, discovery, and clinical trials, (4) automated manufacture and marketing of drugs and medical devices, and (5) automated physician/nurse decision-support tools. These areas are just some of his key areas of interest, knowledge, and experience.

Review the webinar here: "The Need for Several Types of FDA Reforms – And Tools to Implement Them".


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