The Role of a Medical Information Specialist at Med Communications

Pharmaceutical medical information is a broad term that entails an extensive amount of drug or product data for both on- and off-label uses. As a department, medical information revolves around the creation of fair and scientifically balanced materials for patients and health care professionals. This comprises, but is not limited to, publications, dossier development, and promotional review committees. A subset of medical information includes reactively responding to unsolicited product questions from external requestors.

As a result, pharmaceutical companies […]

05/23/17|Company|0 Comments

Med Communication Fellows to Attend the Midsouth Pharmacy Residents Conference

Our 2016-2017 fellows, Melanie Shelton and Randall Johnson, will be presenting their research at the Midsouth Pharmacy Residents Conference held at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis on April 20-21, 2017. This conference meets annually to allow residents and fellows to share research in a professional setting and to network and exchange ideas for potential collaboration with leading pharmacists in the region.

Melanie will present her research on the “Challenges and Strategies for Initiating and Managing KOL Relationships.” Randall will present his research on “Assessing […]

04/13/17|Company|0 Comments

A Focus on our Excellence in Medical Communications Workshops

Our Scientific Content Development team excels in developing scientific publications that accurately report clinical study results and findings for use by health care providers around the world. To assist our clients who are just beginning their medical information departments and to update established departments on new best practices, our experienced team has gathered their knowledge and expertise into a one-day training program that covers three workshops: Medical Writing Excellence, Database Management Excellence, and Medical Communication Excellence.

Topics will include:

  • Regulatory considerations from both the United States Food […]
03/22/17|Company|0 Comments

Happy New Year / Best Wishes for 2017

The entire team at Med Communications would like to wish our clients, prospects, and friends a Happy New Year!

Please keep us in mind as you make plans for 2017 and let us know if we can be of service to you at any time this year.

We are here if your organization needs a partner in Medical Information, Scientific Content Development, Pharmacovigilance, or Commercial Services.


01/03/17|Company|0 Comments

“Know Your Pharmacist, Know Your Medicine” – American Pharmacists Month (#APhM)

October has been designated by the American Pharmacists Association as American Pharmacists Month (#APhM), the month to celebrate pharmacists in all practice settings. The theme of the month is “Know Your Pharmacist, Know Your Medicine.” The impact that pharmacists have on health care is driven by the vast knowledge they have to offer about medications. The medical affairs services offered by Med Communications provide the foundation for the communication between consumers and health care providers. Each day at Med Communications, pharmacists and other medical professionals […]

10/21/16|Company|0 Comments

October is American Pharmacists Month

In honor of American Pharmacists Month (APhM), it is important to pause and recognize that pharmacists are a critical component of the healthcare industry. A pharmacist’s role in healthcare encompasses much more than drug education, vaccination, and medication dispensing. The role of a pharmacist has the capacity to extend further into the design, evaluation, and development of medications.2

According to the World Health Organization (WHO),1 pharmacists offer expertise in formulation development, an expansive knowledge base of pharmaceutical sciences, and qualifications to interpret diverse forms of information. […]

10/13/16|Company|0 Comments

A Focus on Publications Writing

Scientific Content Development is one of the four pillars of services we offer at Med Communications. This encompasses many types of medical information documents: congress abstracts, posters, and slide decks for oral presentations; newsletters, sponsored journals, and congress reports; narrative reviews; systematic reviews and meta-analyses, journal supplements (comprehensive list available here). Our experienced team of medical writers excels in developing scientific publications that accurately report clinical study results and findings for use by healthcare professionals around the world.

For example, our PhD and PharmD writing […]

08/30/16|Company|0 Comments

Welcome to our new Fellows Melanie Shelton and Randall Johnson

After a highly competitive application and selection process, Med Communications is proud to present our two new fellows for the 2016-2017 year. We chose them because they exemplified the Med Communications integrity goals in the interview process, had excellent analytic skills in the onsite presentation of a recent journal article, and graduated with high scholastic achievement. They are both excited to start their fellowship with the expectations of improving their communication skills and becoming experts in Medical Affairs at the completion of the fellowship year. […]

07/15/16|Company|0 Comments

Director of Scientific Content Development, Julia C. Jones, PharmD, PhD, is now Medical Writer Certified (MWC™)

To add to her already impressive credentials, Director of Scientific Content Development at Med Communications, Julia C. Jones, PharmD, PhD, has earned the distinction of being a member of the first group to earn the Medical Writer Certified (MWC) designation from the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA).

According to AMWA, “These medical writers have demonstrated that they possess the foundational knowledge of gathering, evaluating, organizing, interpreting and presenting information on health and medicine; familiarity with effective medical writing practices and ethical standards.” Dr. Jones took the Medical Writing Certification […]

01/15/16|Company|0 Comments