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Bridget Silverman

Managing Editor, US Regulatory Analysis

Washington, DC
Bridget joined the Pink Sheet during the very first US Prescription Drug User Fee Act cycle and has maintained a focus on the US FDA’s drug review and approval process. Her role as managing editor of US regulatory analysis builds on her long experience at the Pink Sheet and its earlier affiliated publications Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly and the NDA Pipeline. She oversees the Pink Sheet’s US FDA Performance Tracker suite of regulatory data, which also inform her coverage of drug development and clinical trial design. Bridget he is always interested in seeing how regulatory policy works out in practice and contributes to the Pink Sheet’s Drug Review Profile series. Outside of work, Bridget keeps track of her family, three dogs, and ever-expanding library of mystery novels.

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