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Key factors a pharmaceutical company should consider while outsourcing medical writing services - Volume 23, Issue

Medical writing teams are crucial in the pharmaceutical industry at every stage of drug development. With growing regulatory pressure and shrinking profit margins, outsourcing these activities is considered a viable option that provides multiple…

If a misinformed voice speaks out in the wilderness and no one refutes it, does it make a sound? A call to advocacy - Volume 22, Issue

The pharmaceutical industry has been a soft target for many years. Attacks by journalists, politicians, and the lay public tend to be triggered by publications with which professional medical writers are associated. Fault is found, either in the…

Writing for pharmaceutical or medical device companies: A survey of entry requirements, career paths, quality of life, and personal observations - Volume 25, Issue

The spectrum of medical writing activities across the pharmaceutical and device industries is vast. We conducted a limited survey of medical writers predominantly working in industry or for agencies to learn of their personal and professional…

Project management in medical publication writing: A less explored avenue in pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organisations - Volume 25, Issue

Drug development forms the core of the pharmaceutical industry. Medical writing is a key function in pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organisations that works on scientific publications and regulatory dossiers. Regulatory writing…

Sunshine spreading across the Atlantic and over Europe - Volume 22, Issue

The quest for transparency in the relationships between life sciences companies and healthcare professionals is quickly becoming a global movement. Reporting requirements for financial interactions have been prevalent in the United States for many…

Writing for medical devices compared to pharmaceuticals: An introduction - Volume 26, Issue

Abstract The inherent differences between medical devices and drugs have implications for clinical research and medical writing. In view of the current move to more stringent regu - latory requirements for the medical device industry, an increasing…

The sun never sets on transparency - Volume 25, Issue

The financial relationships between the pharmaceutical and device industries and healthcare practitioners appear frequently in the spotlight because of their potential to create bias and influence prescribing choices. Public disclosure of these…

Veterinary regulatory writing in Europe - Volume 23, Issue

Regulatory writing for the veterinary pharmaceutical industry is in many ways similar to other types of regulatory writing, but there are also clear differences. This article outlines the veterinary regulatory structure in Europe and, in…

Bad karma - Volume 22, Issue

Bad Pharma provides a hyper-critical account of the pharmaceutical industry's approach to conducting, publishing and using clinical research and development. However, its attack on the drug regulators is unfair and its examination of the medical…

Legislation and the lay audience: Challenges of communicating benefit and risk in the light of new regulations - Volume 24, Issue

There is a paradigm shift in the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory agencies towards transparency and an emphasis on the benefit-risk ratio of medicines. The recent changes in legislation surrounding clinical documentation have produced…

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