Medical Writing Patient-reported outcomes The UK pharmaceutical industry braces for Brexit, be it mild, severe, or doomsday

Volume 27, Issue 4 - Patient-reported outcomes

The UK pharmaceutical industry braces for Brexit, be it mild, severe, or doomsday


Pharma-Brexit is on its way. The announcement of the European Medicine Agency’s move to Amsterdam, various UK government white papers, and comments made by key stakeholders in the UK pharmaceutical industry have led to a wide range of predictions concerning Brexit. While many hope for a Norwegian-type situation where business as usual could continue uninterrupted, others fear that the uncertainty of a “no-deal” outcome has already started a domino effect that could lead to the UK pharmaceutical industry’s collapse. This article argues that something inbetween is most likely and looks at what Brexit could mean in each scenario. It explores why and how both the EU and UK might work through a deal and how these challenges might still provide opportunities for medical writers.

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Measuring health outcomes: The foundation of contemporary healthcare decision-making
Measuring quality of life – theoretical background
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Patient-reported outcome measure translation: An overview
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The PROMIS of electronic patient-reported outcomes
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News from the EMA
Regulatory Matters & Regulatory Public Disclosure
Medical Communications
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In the Bookstores
Good Writing Practice
Getting Your Foot In The Door
My First Medical Writing
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