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    Medical Communicators and Medical Advisory Board Meetings

    Pharmaceutical companies look to medical advisory boards to help shape the big‑picture aspects of their work. Are their products benefiting patients and health care professionals? Can they do a better job of meeting the needs of patients?

    April 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM

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    Package Inserts: A Medical Writer’s Primer

    Medical writers can find vast amounts of information about prescription drugs and biologics from a variety of resources, such as scientific publications, electronic databases, and free online content from sites such as

    A challenge for medical writing professionals is sorting through these resources to find information that is accurate and acceptable to use as a reference source when writing content that will ultimately go through medical‑legal review. 

    February 7, 2022 at 9:15 AM

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    What Is a Clinical Study Report? A Medical Communicator’s Guide

    A clinical study report (CSR) is a comprehensive regulatory report describing the data and outcomes observed in a clinical study.  

    November 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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    4 Best Practices for Clinical Protocol Writing

    As a regulatory writer, you must stay updated on new policies and evolving best practices for highly technical documents. Continuing education is important for both maintaining and advancing your career. That includes brushing up on everything from medical device writing to pharmaceutical writing. Below, we review the expectations for protocol writing, then follow up with four best practices for success as a regulatory writer who specializes in these types of documents.

    April 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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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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