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Medical writing

28 Jan

Medical writer is a job that can sometimes be very poorly paid. The blog below displays many cases in support of this statement.

http://ridiculads.blogspot.ca/2012/07/ridiculad-writer-needed-for-10-articles.html?m=1

Boiron

1 Sep


What would have you done if you had received such a letter as the Pharmaceutical firm Boiron sent to an Italian blogger?
For myself I would have been completely frightened!!!

Read here the stream of reactions on BMJ after that another blogger tagged as disproportionate the threat imposed by the Pharmaceutical Goliath to the Blogger David.

Meet Joe Black

27 May

Meeting with a ghost is always a tremendous experiment. The scholarly kitchen in a interview reveals that pharmaceutical companies, according to its source, could hire professional writers services in the intent to accelerate the publication of therapeutic essays: the scholarly kitchen reporter concludes his interviews by this question to the ghost writer: do you like the garlic?

None the less we must admit that journal editors benefit from clarity, conciseness and punctuality brought by a professional writer.

http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2011/05/18/stick-to-your-ribs-ghost-writers-in-the-sky/

Copyright concerns

15 Apr

I give the advice of using the following sentences  to protect your copyrights if they have not been assigned to a publisher and also to protect your institution or company.  Some of these sentences are also convenient for your public free access papers that are on your personal website, choose the one which is relevant to your particular situation:

1) No copying allowed in other websites, but direct link to the document is authorized: http://www.

(In french: Reproduction sur d’autres sites interdite mais lien vers le document accepté : http://www...)

2) These current findings will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. This document is mainly addressed at the scientific and academic community. Authors are solely responsible for content disseminated.

(In french: Ce document est finalisé pour soumission et publication dans une revue à comité de lecture. Il s’adresse principalement à la communauté scientifique et académique. Les jugements et opinions qui pourraient être exprimés dans ce document de travail n’engagent que leurs auteurs et non leur institution.)

3) The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the institutions with which the authors are affiliated.

(in french: Les avis exprimés par des auteurs ne reflètent pas nécessairement les avis des institutions avec lesquelles les auteurs sont affiliés.)

4) all materials published in this paper are in the public domain and can be used without permission. Proper citation, however, is required. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

(in french: Tous les contenus publiés dans cet article sont dans le domaine public et peuvent être utilisés sans permission. La citation appropriée, cependant, est exigée.Vous ne pouvez pas utiliser ce travail à des fins commerciales.)

5)This journal may be freely reproduced for the purposes of private research and study and may be included in professional journals provided that suitable acknowledgement is made and the reproduction is not associated with any form of advertising.

6) This report and the work carried out by (your company) rely on a range of input assumptions and

data that have not been independently verified. They make no
warranty and will accept no liability as to the accuracy of the
information used, or for the use of this report by any third party.
A more detailed report and associated supporting papers, which
provide fuller information on modelling assumptions and results
are available on the RIN website
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