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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is emerging as one of the critical public health concerns among elderly in various countries around the world including United States (US)and India.It is the fifth leading cause of death among older individuals in US. Over 35 million people worldwide suffer from AD or other forms of dementia. This number is expected…

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Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs)

Healthcare professionals are expected to provide the best evidence based care to the patients. However, due to continuous medical advancements, it becomes challenging for the clinicians to keep abreast with the new developments and implement them in everyday practice. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have become increasingly important in the healthcare practice. They are evidence-based recommendations,…

Current Scenario of Medical Device Industry in India

Current Scenario of Medical Device Industry in India

The Indian healthcare industry is on a high growth trajectory and undergoing transformation across the continuum since the last decade. Technology is redefining the possibilities in healthcare delivery and expanding global industry leadership of the healthcare sector while seeking elusive solutions for addressing India’s needs. With the recent approval of National Health Policy 2017 by…

5 tips on medical writing

5 Medical Writing Tips for Novice Writers

5 Medical Writing Tips for Novice Writers Always start with an outline and ensure that all the relevant questions are answered:  What is the research topic and what is its importance?  What is the hypothesis formulation strategy?  What were the expected results and the major findings of the study? Create an IMRAD strategy:  Introduction: Importance…

Medical Writer in Advisory Board Meetings

Role of a Medical Writer in Advisory Board Meetings

Medical writing is a multidimensional profession which requires creating numerous scientific/non-scientific documents for various phases of a drug life-cycle. Different types of documents prepared by a medical writer are later utilized by the pharmaceutical companies in procuring approval from the regulatory bodies and for knowledge sharing with the healthcare stakeholders. These documents may include (but…

Uniform Code of Pharmaceuticals Marketing Practices (UCPMP) – Code for Writing Promotional Material

The Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), Government of India, released Uniform Code of Pharmaceuticals Marketing Practices (UCPMP) on 1st January 2015. UCPMP is a voluntary code that should be adopted by pharmaceutical industry to curb unethical practices in the healthcare sector. UCPMP bears significance as pharmaceutical companies have been accused of massive enticements to secure prescriptions…

Publication Writing: What Gets Accepted and What Gets Rejected?

What is a Publication? Publications are a healthcare solution which bridges communication of research conducted to the researchers around the world. To publish is to make content available to general public making use of text, images, or other audio-visual content. Publications include books, journals, magazines, newspapers, catalogues etc. A scientific publication is a written and…

Training And Development

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” – Henry Ford The most important aspect of our lives and our work is “continuous learning”. Nobody in the world can stop a person who has willingness to…