While we were busy preparing for our Thanksgiving holiday last week, we received the email we had been hoping for: a congratulatory email from the editors of the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Journal announcing that Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.’s FDA Law Blog was selected to the 2014 (and 8th Annual) ABA Journal Blawg 100. For our newer FDA Law Blog readers, the Blawg 100 is a list of the top 100 legal blogs in the blogosphere, as selected by the ABA from a list of about 4,000 blogs. This is the fourth time we have made the list, and makes a double-repeat after our previous selections in 2009, 2010, and 2013. Thank you to our loyal readers who nominated us. We now get to add yet another coveted badge to the “Awards & Honors” section of the FDA Law Blog.
We share the 2014 Blawg 100 honors with some other blogs we regularly read, including Patent Docs in the “Intellectual Property” category. (The ABA placed our blog in the “Torts” category.) In addition to naming the 2014 Blawg 100, the ABA Journal added to its now 30-blog-strong Hall of Fame. We hope to make it to that esteemed list one day with the continued support of our loyal readers.
And while we’re on the topic of loyal readers, the ABA singled out one reader’s comment as to why we won her vote for the Blawg 100. Here’s what Faith Pomeroy-Ward, a communications consultant in Santa Fe, New Mexico, had to say about us: “I do not practice law, but as a consultant working in the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry, I have found [Hyman, Phelps & McNamara]’s FDA Law Blog invaluable. More than once, I have seen a news item regarding an FDA action or guidance and thought: ‘I hope FDA Law Blog reports on this so I can understand all the ramifications.’ I have also recommended FDA Law Blog to many colleagues. It’s enjoyable to read, and it’s a great help to me in my work.” Thanks Faith! And thanks to all of our readers for a making 2014 another banner year for the FDA Law Blog!
Now that the editors have made their picks, the ABA Journal is asking readers to weigh in and vote on their favorites in each of the 8th Annual Blawg 100’s 13 categories. You can place your vote here after a quick (and free) registration. Voting ends at close of business on Dec. 19, 2014.
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