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Medicines information for patients: Insights into research and practice for medical writers - Volume 21, Issue

Many people do not take their medicines as prescribed, and medicines can cause harm if not used appropriately. In addition, in most health systems there is increasing discussion about involving patients in decisions about their health – including…

The approval process of medicines in Europe - Volume 23, Issue

The European system of approval of new medicines comprises an European Union (EU)-wide authorisation procedure (the so called centralised procedure) alongside national procedures based on different EU Member States working together and recognising…

Selling evidence over the counter: Do community pharmacists engage with evidence-based medicine? - Volume 22, Issue

Community pharmacy has been recently criticised for selling products which do not have a rational or robust evidence base. Available evidence suggests that pharmacists understand and are willing to embrace the concepts of evidence-based medicine

Teaching English for Medical Academic Purposes at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade, Serbia - Volume 22, Issue

The Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade, Serbia, has a long tradition of learning and teaching English for Medical Academic Purposes (EMAP). EMAP is considered extremely important for our medical students' academic and professional life. Our EMAP…

Providing value for medicines in older people - Volume 22, Issue

The global population is ageing, but inequalities remain in older people's access to treatment, especially people 75 years of age and older. These people receive less frequent interventions and lower quality medical treatment than their younger…

A shot at demystifying the risk management plan for medical writers - Volume 24, Issue

A risk management plan (RMP) is a complex regulatory document which is now required in the European Union as part of a medicine's approval process. This article offers practical guidance for medical writers who are interested in writing an RMP. In a…

Are stem cells the future of healthcare? - Volume 21, Issue

Stem cell technology holds a key, although arguably not an exclusive position, in the future of healthcare. Alongside two other candidates worthy of this mantle – personalized cancer medicine and vaccine development – all three healthcare…

Report on the EMA Workshop on clinical trial data and transparency - Volume 22, Issue

Access to patient data gathered in clinical trials is a highly controversial and complex issue that needs to balance three aspects: the public right to transparency regarding data used to approve new medicines, protection of the data privacy rights…

Journal Watch: Dedicated medical writing rotation for pharmacists, publication of drug industry funded research, and evidence-based medicine for clinical decision making - Volume 23, Issue

The ability to write up results and contribute to the medical literature is an important skill in a number of professions, including pharmacy practice. Some pharmacy residency programmes require that their participants produce a manuscript of…

Writing economically in medicine and science: Tips for tackling wordiness - Volume 26, Issue

Concise medical and scientific writing is clearer, more direct, and more pleasurable to read than wordy text. It is also more accessible to readers, including those outside the discipline and non-native speakers of  English. An added benefit of…

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