Navigation Links
ISMPP Supports Best Practices and Transparency in Medical Publications: Better Understanding of Terms Such as 'Ghostwriting' Needed
Date:10/15/2009

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The mission of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) is to advance the medical publication profession through education and advocacy. The organization believes that to correct the growing misperceptions in the medical literature and lay press around a number of critical issues involving medical publications, such as the perception that all medical writing is performed by "ghostwriters," it is critically important for ISMPP to advocate faster adoption of standards and best practices.

"We support full transparency around data disclosure, acknowledgment and disclosure of professional medical writers, and funding sources. We have the same commitment as the health care community and the public in ensuring medical research and opinion are made available via a transparent, rigorous, and professional process, and support all best practices and current guidelines from organizations such as the International Council of Medical Journal Editors," said Al Weigel, President of ISMPP.

Increased attention has recently been given to the use of unacknowledged medical writers (termed "ghostwriters"), a practice distinct from the appropriate, fully disclosed, and acknowledged use of professional medical writers. The editor of Annals of Internal Medicine, Christine Laine, noted the distinction in a related article in the Philadelphia Inquirer (September 20, 2009), saying, 'We don't think the writing assistance per se is bad, it's when it's not disclosed that it's a problem." A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association also reported a significant decrease in unacknowledged medical writing assistance (ghostwriting), but further progress needs to be made.

"Academic and industry involvement in medical publications will continue to be the subject of media scrutiny and criticism. While it is important to properly identify poor practices, we sh
'/>"/>

SOURCE International Society for Medical Publication Professionals
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) Announces First CMPP Exam Window Closes, Next Opportunity in September
2. ISMPP Applauds AAMC Clarification on Ghostwriting Versus Transparent Writing Collaboration in Scientific Publications
3. Genedata Screener Supports Small Molecule Research at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
4. AMERIGROUP Foundation Supports Groundbreaking on Grommet Island Park for People With Disabilities
5. Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Announces Reovirus and Cisplatin Research Supports U.S. Phase 2 Metastatic Melanoma Trial
6. AEterna Zentaris: New Data Published on its Ghrelin Antagonist Compound, AEZS-123 (JMV2959), Supports its Use in Alcohol Addiction
7. San Diego Wireless Heavyweight Leap Wireless Supports New Start-up Incubator
8. Data Presented at Society of Nuclear Medicine 2009 Annual Meeting Supports Potential of Peregrines Cotara(R) for the Treatment of Brain Cancer
9. Americas on the Waterway Supports US Oncology Foundation
10. Agendia Supports Genentechs Citizens Petition Urging FDA to Hold In-Vitro Diagnostic Tests to One Set of Scientific and Regulatory Standards
11. Pearson Foundation Supports Incoming LSU Biology Students With 21st Century Learning Tools
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. ... (eslicarbazepine acetate) for use as a once-daily adjunctive ... with epilepsy who are not satisfactorily controlled with conventional ... in patients under 18 years of age. ... disorders and according to Epilepsy Canada, it affects 0.6% ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ... Burkina Faso, today have access to an additional ... to increase access to contraception at all levels ... combining a lower-dose formulation of a widely used ... injection system. , Burkina Faso is the first ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Understanding the need for better quality ... the gap that currently exists in this area, ChanTest ... portfolio of validated ion channel and GPCR cell lines. ... as ion channels control many critical physiological functions throughout ... the potential to treat a variety of human diseases. ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Robert Harman, DVM, Founder and CEO of ... to announce the relaunch of his highly informative blog, now ... called “ What are Stem Cells ?” Dr. Harman’s ... foundation in the basics of stem cell therapy so that ... type of treatment when considering regenerative medicine. , A veterinarian ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Announces Health Canada Approval of APTIOM(TM) (eslicarbazepine acetate) as a Once-Daily Adjunctive Treatment for Partial-Onset Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy 2Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Announces Health Canada Approval of APTIOM(TM) (eslicarbazepine acetate) as a Once-Daily Adjunctive Treatment for Partial-Onset Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy 3Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Announces Health Canada Approval of APTIOM(TM) (eslicarbazepine acetate) as a Once-Daily Adjunctive Treatment for Partial-Onset Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy 4Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 2Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 3Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 4Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 5Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 6Leader in Ion Channel Research Announces Newly Validated and Re-Engineered Cells 2Leader in Ion Channel Research Announces Newly Validated and Re-Engineered Cells 3Robert Harman, DVM Talks About What Stem Cells are in His Latest Blog Series for Vet-Stem, Inc. 2Robert Harman, DVM Talks About What Stem Cells are in His Latest Blog Series for Vet-Stem, Inc. 3
... 2011 Emerson Ecologics, LLC, the leading provider ... market, today announced that the company has expanded ... for their full product line of nutritional supplements. ... reversing chronic illness and improving health through science-based ...
... July 13, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that ... in its catalogue: Industrial ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0570053/Industrial-Biotechnology-China-News-1106.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Renewable_energy In this ... policy and regulation about biofuel, which include ...
... AMSTERDAM, July 12, 2011 , ... technical and,medical information products and services, today ... SciVal Strata,( http://www.info.scival.com/strata ),a web-based tool focused ... offers researchers and research administrators the,flexibility to ...
Cached Biology Technology:Emerson Ecologics Expands Partnership With Metagenics, Announces National Distribution Agreement 2Emerson Ecologics Expands Partnership With Metagenics, Announces National Distribution Agreement 3Industrial Biotechnology China News 1106 2Industrial Biotechnology China News 1106 3Industrial Biotechnology China News 1106 4Elsevier Integrates New Collaboration Analysis Capabilities Into SciVal Strata to Further Enhance Research Evaluation 2Elsevier Integrates New Collaboration Analysis Capabilities Into SciVal Strata to Further Enhance Research Evaluation 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... The Chinese University of Hong Kong, BGI and other ... to salt tolerance, with implication for improving this important ... online in Nature Communications provides an effective ... , Soybean is an important crop for the world. ... less genetic diversities than their wild counterparts. Among the ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... group members to reduce aggression and gain access to ... grooming activities shows a certain pattern across the day. ... Biology Letters . , Grooming between individuals in ... motives. To be groomed has hygienic benefits and is ... can provide access to infants, mating opportunities and high ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... two different ways that allow unprecedented experimental insights ... of oxygen molecules in photosynthesis. The two studies ... Nature Communications . , "The new knowledge will ... oxidation, which are key components for building artificial ... energy in fuels like hydrogen, ethanol or methanol," ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):BGI reports a novel gene for salt tolerance found in wild soybean 2Baboons groom early in the day to get benefits later 2Molecular snapshots of oxygen formation in photosynthesis 2
... at Chapel Hill shows how a protein may be crucial ... protein, called "eed," is needed for an essential chemical modification ... findings appear in the May 24 issue of the journal ... a new wave of thinking in genetics: that not all ...
... most, the mere mention of the word "virus" stirs ... suffering. But in recent years, scientists have been trying ... the fight against cancer. , Through genetic engineering, viruses ... abilities to infiltrate, commandeer, replicate and destroy, but only ...
... Howard Hughes Medical Institute have succeeded in mapping the ... range of odors, including vanilla, skunk, fish, urine, musk, ... of neural activity represents a significant step in understanding ... in the nose into odor perception in the brain, ...
Cached Biology News:Protein helps regulate the genes of embryonic stem cells 2Turning viruses into allies against cancer 2Turning viruses into allies against cancer 3Turning viruses into allies against cancer 4Decoding the logic of olfaction 2Decoding the logic of olfaction 3Decoding the logic of olfaction 4
... introduced the highly potent TURBO DNase (patent pending) ... was set in DNA removal capabilities. TURBO DNase ... that is much more efficient than wild type ... unwanted DNA. TURBO DNase binds DNA substrates 6-fold ...
... IEC Centra CL3 series is designed ... research and clinical applications at a ... package includes quick connect rotors and ... yet intuitive interface allows you to ...
Porcine Pulmonary Artery Endothelial Cells (PPAEC) (>500,000 cells)...
... DNA Polymerase I Large (Klenow) Fragment, Exonuclease ... lacks both the 5´→3´ and the 3´→5´ ... DNA Polymerase I (1,2). It is used ... strand displacement amplification (5). Klenow Fragment, Exonuclease ...
Biology Products: