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Patient education in clinical trials and throughout the product lifecycle - Volume 25, Issue

Good patient education supports improved outcomes and an efficient, cost-effective healthcare system. In the highly regulated, fast-paced pharmaceutical industry, the challenges that medical writers face in writing for patients are multi-fold.…

Medical writing for in vitro diagnostics: A different approach for the ‘hidden’ side of healthcare - Volume 23, Issue

Medical writing for in vitro diagnostics differs from writing for pharmaceutical products in several ways. The shorter development time and lifecycle of diagnostic assays, different regulatory requirements and approval times, and upcoming changes…

Risk Management - Volume 24, Issue

The thalidomide tragedy of the early 1960s cost several thousand lives, but it ultimately led to changes that will undoubtedly save many thousands more: it triggered a chain of events involving the WHO and the ICH that resulted in the…

The changing face of (benefit-)risk management - Volume 24, Issue

Over the last 20 years the focus of post-approval management of medicines has changed from risk management to the assessment and management of benefit-risk. In the EU this has been reinforced by changes in the legislation underpinning…

Pharmacovigilance medical writing: An evolving profession - Volume 24, Issue

The preparation of pharmacovigilance documents is a global and cross-functional activity. The pharmacovigilance medical writer has a key position in this complex activity, leading the whole document creation process. This process includes drafting…


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