Medical Writing Medical Communication Staying ahead of the game in the changing arena of ethical medical communications - Viewpoint of a freelance medical writer

Volume 25, Issue 2 - Medical Communication

Staying ahead of the game in the changing arena of ethical medical communications - Viewpoint of a freelance medical writer


Laws, regulations, pharmaceutical industry codes of practice, and other guidelines play an important role in ethical medical communications. When working on medical education prog - rammes and materials, a professional medical writer must not only consider audience, timelines, and potential content to fulfil client briefs, but also ensure alignment with the appropriate regulations. For medical writers who are freelance, staying informed of evolving laws/codes of practice is essential but may feel like a challenge. However, in an era where information is accessible 24/7, staying ahead of the game is not an impossible task.

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