SLE

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Autoimmune diseases occur when the body produces autoantibodies against its own cells or organs causing damage. About 80% of people diagnosed with an autoimmune disease are women1. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that shows a strong sex bias. In fact, women are 9 times more likely to be diagnosed with SLE2. What is…

Effective Training Programmes For Medical Writers

To Teach Or Not To Teach? For entry medical writers, and those with less than 12 months experience, the journey to becoming a competent medical writer can be a straightforward upward learning curve or peaks and troughs of learning and confidence. Some companies, be they drug or device manufacturers or service companies such as contract…

Regulatory Writing v Medical Communications – What Is The Difference?

Regulatory Writing v Medical Communications Many medical writers don’t actually know that there are different fields within medical writing! I was trained in regulatory medical writing, cutting my teeth on clinical study reports (CSRs), investigator brochures, safety documents and narratives. Certain personality types gravitate towards regulatory some medical communications, and some more marketing-focused medical writing.…

Hiring The Right Writers for Medical Writing

Skills v Personality Medical writing is as much an art as it is a science. If you are looking to hire new medical writers, then whether you are looking for regulatory or medical communications writers, you will almost certainly be looking for a successful academic science background, an analytical mind, a keen eye for detail,…