Myths about HIV/AIDS: Busted

Ever since HIV/AIDS is discovered, there have been lots of rumors surrounding it. This article aims at busting those myths and presenting the fact. HIV-Human Immunodeficiency Virus attacks the immune system of human body and makes a person weaker and increases his disability to fight against diseases. This is caused by having unprotected sex with…

Time for India to adopt orphan drugs

What are orphan drugs? The term orphan drug refers to any drug or biological product intended for treatment, prevention or diagnosis of a rare disease. The definition of rare disease varies across countries but typically considers the prevalence of the disease, severity and existence of alternative therapies. As per WHO, a disease is considered rare…

Significance of Publication Planning

Publication planning is that part of the pharmaceutical landscape that ensures that data from pharma companies (clinical trials, commentaries on drug/device class, and other publications supporting the efficacy of drug/device) is disseminated through medical journal articles–an important aspect of pharma companies’ overall marketing strategy. To publish a mix of editorials, primary and secondary publication, and…

Ghostwriting in Medical Literature

Ghostwriting in Medical Literature

With the advances in medical technology and innovations in field of medical sciences and drug development, there has been widespread increase in scientific research papers. These scientific papers not only add volume to the medical literature, but also greatly impact the decision making of doctors and regulatory authorities. Doctors might make decisions pertaining to treatment…