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…

Writing an Original Research Article

What is an Original Research Article? Original research articles, the primary sources of scientific literature, are considered to have the highest level of evidence/quality of evidence. An article is considered an original research if; It is an article by the researchers who have conducted the study It is a report that elaborates the methodology and…

Healthcare Advertising

“Are you into healthcare advertising?” “Yes!” “Oh! It involves so much medical jargon, and little opportunity for creativity! Do you enjoy your job?” I have been part of several such conversations, and through this blog, I would like to touch upon some facets of healthcare advertising that may partly undermine (and partly reinforce!) the stereotypes…

Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is defined asthe conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making correct, prompt and individualistic patient care decisions. (Sackett D, 1996) EBP integrates the clinician’sown expertise, the best available scientific evidence, and the patient values and preferences (Figure 1). Figure 1: Elements of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Inability of current…

Pharma Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) refer to consolidation of companies or assets. Merger means combining two companies into one, while acquisition refers to taking over of one company by the other one. In pharmaceutical world, mergers and acquisitions are quite common. According to the insights, M&As help the pharmaceutical companies in achieving their goals easily by…

World Diabetes Day

The term diabetes mellitus is defined as a metabolic disorder which is characterized by hyperglycemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism resulting from defects in insulin secretion or insulin action or both.The long-term effects of Diabetes Mellitus include retinopathy with potential blindness, nephropathy that may lead to renal failure or neuropathy with the…

Diabesity

When the balance of body’s metabolic processes is disrupted, certain conditions arise which are known as ‘metabolic conditions’, of which diabetes and obesity are at top of the list. These two metabolic conditions go hand in hand and are putting a major burden on global healtheconomy. The co-existence of these diseases is collectively known as…

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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…