The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) – the regulatory agency for medicines, medical devices, blood, and tissues in Australia – is part of the Department of Health and Ageing. As a result of the Therapeutic Goods Act of 1989, the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) was formed; it’s a database of information about therapeutic goods for humans that are “approved for supply in, or exported from, Australia.”
A little more than a decade ago, if you’d used words like google, blog, spam, email, internet, iPod, PDA, instant messaging, Blackberry (unless referring to the fruit) and e-zines, people wouldn’t have had a clue what you were talking about. In fact, this e-zine would have been almost impossible to produce… with its “home” in the United Kingdom and its editor in the United States.
Health Outcomes Communicator is starting a regular series describing the major drug approval agencies and healthcare systems in countries across the world. In this first article, we’ll start with two of the largest drug approval agencies – the Food and Drug Administration in the United States (US FDA) and the European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA).
By David Woods Madhus, as she prefers to be called, is a global outcomes fellow at a major pharmaceutical company. Responding to questions in the precise and mellifluous tone characteristic of those who grew up and were educated in India, she describes her work in outcomes research. It’s mainly in health service, she says, and…
Line graphs are an extremely useful way of showing changes and trends, especially over time. The following pointers are helpful when considering the use of line graphs
While there is no universally agreed definition of authorship, several organisations, including the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), have taken a stab at defining what constitutes authorship.
Rx Communications and Greenflint had great pleasure in attending the 9th annual European meeting of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), 28–31 October in Copenhagen.
Once you have made a shortlist of no more than five agencies, ask each of them to present themselves and/or ‘pitch’ for a particular project. This is your chance to pick the right agency for the job, based on what you see and what you hear.
By Ruth B Murray Proofreading is the final stage of the editing process, focusing on surface errors such as misspellings and mistakes in grammar and punctuation, and should be done only after you’ve completed other editing revisions. Some proofreading pointers: Choose an environment that is quiet and free from distractions; Read the whole document for…
by David Woods Asked if she liked writing, American author Dorothy Parker (1893–1967) replied that, no, she liked having written. Any writer who has sat facing a blank computer screen and a fast approaching deadline will know what she meant. Just getting started – or restarted – that’s the challenge; and if you can’t, then…