Medical Writing Medical Communication Letter to the Editor

Volume 25, Issue 2 - Medical Communication

Letter to the Editor


Dear Editor,
EMWA and other organisations (eg, AMWA, ISMPP) support the principles of Good Public at - ion Practice (GPP). As a co-author of the recent GPP3 guideline1 and leader of the professional medical writer section, I was concerned by a recent article2 in the latest edition of EMWA’s Medical Writing journal. In their article, Prashant Auti, Rishabh Pandey, and Vatsal Shah (SIRO Clinpharm Pvt Ltd, Thane, India) include a section in which they “…review the important steps in the drafting of a manuscript.”2 At best, their process description is ambiguous. At worst, their process description is clear, but any of your readers who follow it could risk non-compliance with GPP3.


  1. Battisti WP, Wager E, Baltzer L, Bridges D, Cairns A, Carswell CI, et al. Good public - ation practice for communicating companysponsored medical research: GPP3. Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(6):461-4.
  2. Auti P, Pandey R, Shah V. Project management in medical publication writing: A less explored avenue in pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organisations. Medical Writing. 2016;25(1):36-44.



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