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Expand Your Skills to Write for the Pharmaceutical Industry

The economic fallout from the COVID‑19 pandemic has affected thousands of career paths, including many in the medical communication field. Whether you’re seeking new remote work opportunities or hoping to expand your skill set to further advance your career, consider pursuing writing in the pharmaceutical industry. 

November 16, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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4 Best Practices for Medical Device Writing

Melory Johnson, Owner and Principal Medical Writer, MJ MedComm, LLC, contributed to this article.

Whether you’re an established medical device writer or another type of medical communicator hoping to advance your career by adding a new skill, it can be helpful to brush up on best practices of medical device writing. Below, we outline the defining qualities of this niche, then describe how to succeed as a medical device writer.

October 5, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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Understanding and Practicing Ethics in Regulatory Writing

This article, written by Peggy Boe, RN, and Barbara Snyder, MA, was originally published in the AMWA Journal.

Regulatory writers are often faced with ethical situations, though we may not always recognize them as such. The way we define ethical behavior in general is based on our personal upbringing, religious beliefs, culture, and environment. Ethical behavior in the workplace is further defined by our employers, professional organizations, and in some cases, even the government.

August 3, 2020 at 12:30 PM

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Can We Do More To Measure Our Value?

True or false:

Well-trained medical communicators bring value to the teams with whom they work.

I hope you answered true because that’s the right answer.

The key adjective of course is well-trained.

May 11, 2020 at 9:00 AM

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Quality Control Review of Safety Narratives: Beyond Checking the Data

This article is based on content presented by Kent Steinriede, MS, at the AMWA Medical Writing & Communication Conference. It was originally published in the AMWA Journal.

“Find out what the story is,” Kent Steinriede stressed throughout his session about the quality control (QC) review of safety narratives. Steinriede highlighted the elements of the safety narrative, source documents and tools used in QC review, and tips for best QC work.

October 8, 2019 at 10:16 AM

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