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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…

Implications of clinical trial data sharing for medical writers - Volume 22, Issue

Major clinical research funders are increasingly adopting policies supporting or mandating data sharing. These moves should improve the transparency and availability of clinical trial data and are likely to impact the work and responsibilities of…

The EMWA Budapest Working Group: A 2-year collaboration to make recommendations for aligning the ICH E3 guideline with current practice and developing clinical study protocol guidance - Volume 23, Issue

International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) E6 and ICH E3, developed nearly 20 years ago, are the current regulatory guidance documents for developing clinical study protocols (CSPs) and clinical study reports (CSRs). Ambiguity in the…

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…

News from the EMA - Volume 26, Issue

Conditional marketing authorisations give patients access to important new medicines earlier January 23, 2017 – Conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) can speed up access to medicines for patients with unmet medical needs in the European Union…

Profile - Volume 26, Issue

The new European medical device regulation and guidance document on clinical evaluation An Interview with Dr Bassil Akra The successor of the currently applicable Medical Device Directives (MDD 93/42/EEC and 90/385/EE) combines both directives…

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…

Regulatory writing basics - Volume 23, Issue

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The role of a regulatory writer is to produce regulatory documents (usually taken to refer to documents that are submitted in some form to the health authorities). These documents should adhere to the relevant guidance and be fit for purpose, meani…

Medical writing around the world - Volume 22, Issue

As many of you are already familiar, Medical Writing began as The Write Stuff, a publication written by and for EMWA members. One of the goals in making the transition to Medical Writing was that it would become an international journal with readers…

Message from the President - Volume 22, Issue

Dear colleagues Time really does fly when you're having fun: I'm writing my third message since becoming EMWA President in May! The 37th EMWA Conference in Barcelona was an exciting event in a great location. We welcomed 102 new members, and 240…

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