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Volume 24, Issue 2 - Risk Management

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‘A ship is safe in a harbor – but this is not what ships are made for’.

(William G.T. Shedd, American theologian, 1820–1894)

Risky scenarios are something many people try to avoid. But you will find yourself in situations when you have to face risks, especially in business. To better control these kinds of scenarios, large organisations began to implement a new kind of operation: risk management.


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Risk Management
President's Message
The changing face of (benefit-)risk management
Pharmacovigilance medical writing: An evolving profession
A shot at demystifying the risk management plan for medical writers
Using social media as the patient's voice in the benefit-risk assessment of drugs: Are we ready?
Special section: Winners of the Geoff Hall Scholarship essay competition
News from the EMA
Profile: An interview with Ingrid Edsman on why attending EMWA conferences is so rewarding!
The Webscout
In the Bookstores
Regulatory Writing: Review process in regulatory writing
Lingua Franca and Beyond
Gained in Translation
Manuscript Writing
English Grammar and Style: Revising medical writing Reasons not rules: Backtracking, pronoun-induced Part 3 - Double syntactic unit revision and syntactic position revision
Out On Our Own

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