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Using social media as the patient's voice in the benefit-risk assessment of drugs: Are we ready? - Volume 24, Issue

There is no doubt that the public interest in healthcare-related issues is growing. This, coupled with the surge in the use of social media, leaves the pharmaceutical industry with a set of unique opportunities and challenges. The screening and…

A rising tide: Hospitals and social media - Volume 21, Issue

The advent of social media has changed the face of healthcare communications. More and more hospitals are recognizing this fact and seeking to integrate tools like Twitter® and Facebook® into their own communications strategies. This article gives…

EMWA social media team - Volume 23, Issue

As most of you already know, EMWA is currently using social media to interact with its members on a daily basis, to share information and promote discussions. Social media are not just sources of information but also ways of interacting with…

What every medical writer needs to know - Volume 23, Issue

A medical writer is never done with learning. In the fast-paced world of online communications, learning means getting involved in the digital environment and using tools like social media, websites, and blogs to enhance your online presence and…

Crowdpower in the era of ‘health 2.0’ - Volume 21, Issue

Members of the social web are increasingly banding together and using web 2.0 technologies to actively participate in their own healthcare (‘health 2.0’). This article gives an overview of how ‘crowdpower’ is impacting the field of healthcare, above…

Gained in Translation - Volume 24, Issue

Welcome to my second Gained in Translation editorial! Translation consulting networks are an interesting ‘assisted-translation tool’, which have had a remarkable appeal for professionals in the field since the late 1990s. Newsgroups, online…

EMWA News - Volume 25, Issue

Baby alarm in the Social Media Team! The future of EMWA’s social media team is secured as we are expecting three babies. Utmost efforts have been taken to ensure they are equally distributed across the Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn teams.Seriously,…

So, you want to be a medical journalist? - Volume 26, Issue

What are the differences between medical journalism and medical writing? To find out, the authors reviewed several health-related publications and online resources, and interviewed two senior medical journalists. We learned that medical journalism…

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…

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