Medical Writing Good Pharma

Volume 22, Issue 4 - Good Pharma

December 2013

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Good pharma

President's Message

Message from the President

Feature Articles

Transparency and the healthcare industry: The Sun is shining

Sunshine spreading across the Atlantic and over Europe

Bad karma

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

The Big Pharma conspiracy theory

Editorial: Pharmaism

Legal remedies for medical ghostwriting: Imposing fraud liability on guest authors of ghostwritten articles

A decade of change: A new ISMPP has arrived

Selling evidence over the counter: Do community pharmacists engage with evidence-based medicine?

Good regulatory practice and the role(s) of a regulatory affairs professional

Profile: An interview with Dr Gustavo A. Silva on the concept of public health in medical writing and translation

AuthorAID: An international service and chance to serve

India as a hub for ethical and evidence-based medical communications

Providing value for medicines in older people

Regular Sections

In the Bookstores

Journal Watch

The Webscout

Regulatory Writing

Medical Communications

Manuscript Writing

Out On Our Own

Out On Our Own

The Light Stuff

The Light Stuff





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Medical Writing is a quarterly publication that aims to educate and inform medical writers in Europe and beyond. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, and all issues include feature articles and regular columns on topics relevant to the practice of medical writing. We welcome articles providing practical advice to medical writers; guidelines and reviews/summaries/updates of guidelines published elsewhere; original research; opinion pieces; interviews; and review articles.

Medical Writing is listed in the following indexes:

Editoral Board


Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Deputy Managing Editor

Alicia Brooks Waltman

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Nicole Bezuidenhout

Claire Chang

Barbara Grossman

Sarah Milner

John Plant

Sampoorna Rappaz

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Daniela Kamir


Jennifer Bell


Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News 

Ana Sofia Correia 

Gained in Translation

Ivana Turek

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh 

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Maddy Dyer


Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Payal Bhatia

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Adriana Rocha


Tiziana von Bruchhausen


Clare ChangZuo Yen Lee 

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Louisa Ludwig-Begall / Sarah Kabani

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Layout Designer

Chris Monk