Medical Writing Authors Gregory Morley

Gregory Morley
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Greg received a PhD in Chemistry from Bristol University and subsequently took up a string of post-doctoral research positions in different countries before setting in Spain. After working as a translator and also in patent documentation, he embarked on a career (now spanning almost 15 years) as a medical writer, first in a small CRO and then as an embedded contractor with a major pharmaceutical company.

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Regulatory Writing - Volume 21, Issue

The European Medicines Agency looks to the future At the end of 2010, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) published a road map that laid out a ‘strategic vision for the operation of the European Medicines Agency’ from 2011 to 2015.1 According…

Regulatory Writing - Volume 21, Issue

The Physicians Payment Sunshine Act – casting a shadow over clinical research? In October 2010, the American congress passed the Physicians Payment Sunshine Act, which will force drug and medical device manufacturers to disclose their…

Regulatory writing - Volume 21, Issue

The EMA, the FDA, and Health Canada head to head A recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine carried an article comparing the regulatory review times of novel therapeutics by three different regulatory agencies (FDA, EMA, and Health…

Regulatory Writing - Volume 21, Issue

The discussion section of a clinical study report The discussion section of a clinical study report (CSR) is often a source of doubt among medical writers. The advice is usually to keep the discussion section as short as possible and not go…

Regulatory Writing - Volume 22, Issue

The recent publication of the book Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre1 has caused quite a stir in the medical writing community (and indeed throughout the pharmaceutical industry).

Regulatory Writing Developments in paediatric regulation - Volume 22, Issue

Recently, both sides of the Atlantic have seen developments in paediatric regulation. In Europe, the EMA has published a new template for the paediatric investigation plan (PIP), which should help dispel some (but by no means all) doubts and…

Regulatory Writing - Volume 22, Issue

The European Medicine Agency's draft policy on the publication of clinical trial data for consultation (POLICY/0070, EMA/240810/2013) is causing quite a stir. The draft policy provides for the publication of large parts of the clinical study reports…

Regulatory Writing - Volume 23, Issue

Regulatory documents are complex beasts, often requiring input from many different authors. Sometimes, different departments will be responsible for authoring certain sections and the role of the medical writer could perhaps be more accurately…

Regulatory writing basics - Volume 23, Issue

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,…

Adverse event reporting: A brief overview of MedDRA - Volume 23, Issue

Since its inception 20 years ago, the Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities (MedDRA) has become the lingua franca of safety reporting in a regulatory context. The standardised reporting across different regulatory regions and languages is a…

Regulatory Writing: The essence of regulatory writing as defined by its jargon - Volume 23, Issue

In this issue of Medical Writing dedicated to regulatory writing, many of the articles provide some glimpses of the day-to-day problems and dilemmas faced by regulatory writers. It is hard, however, to describe the essence of regulatory writing in a…

Non-interventional Post-Authorisation Safety Studies (NI-PASS): A different type of report - Volume 23, Issue

Although Post-Authorisation Safety Studies (PASS) have been around since 2001, most regulatory writers would have been unaware of their existence until the recent changes in European regulations, which include mention of these studies as part of…

Regulatory Writing Briefing documents: A case apart - Volume 24, Issue

Health authority briefing documents (also known as briefing packs, briefing packages, and briefing books) are documents prepared by a pharmaceutical company to support its interactions (e.g. pre-submission meetings, requests for scientific advice,…

Regulatory Writing: Review process in regulatory writing - Volume 24, Issue

Recently, Phil Leventhal posed the question ‘What does it take to go from being a good medical writer to an excellent one?’ on EMWA's LinkedIn Discussion Group. My impression is that the responses were written largely with medical communications…

Regulatory Writing: New developments in public disclosure of clinical trials - Volume 24, Issue

In April this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued a statement on the public disclosure of clinical trial results (the full statement is available from http://www.who.int/ictrp/results/reporting/en/). In essence, this statement…

Regulatory Writing - Volume 24, Issue

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has attracted increasing controversy, particularly in Europe. The TTIP is a trade agreement under negotiation between the United States and the European Union, and affects three main areas:…

Regulatory Writing: Authorship issues in regulatory documents - Volume 25, Issue

When medical writers discuss authors and authorship – the theme of this issue of medical writing – they are usually referring to documents in the public domain such as journal articles or maybe congress abstracts. The primary purpose of such…

Regulatory Matters - Volume 25, Issue

The growing need for drug safety documents When I first started in regulatory writing (over a decade ago now, how time flies when you’re a medical writer), the types of document that I would be involved in were typically clinical study reports,…

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