Pharma's Response to Coronavirus

COVID-19 – What is the Current Response in Pharma?

What are the targets of therapeutics being tested in current Covid-19 clinical trials? Currently, many different clinical trials that share the common goal of identifying potential treatments that could help to reduce some of the burden caused by infections with Covid-19 on both the individual patient and the healthcare system are underway. Some of the…

Instructional Design

Instructional Design

Importance of graphics With so many styles and individual preferences for learning spread amongst us, understanding and applying the key principles of instructional design when creating training materials can really help to enhance both the appeal and the overall utility of the end product. With this in mind, considered use of graphics, which are incorporated…

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.…