The Webscout – What happens pre-approval?

Ein Medical Writer begleitet ein Medikament in verschiedenen Phasen seines Produktzyklus. Es kann sich noch weit vor Zulassung befinden oder schon lange im Markt sein. Jede Phase hat ihre eigenen Anforderungen. Aber was passiert denn vor Zulassung eigentlich? Was muss ein Medikament leisten, dass es überhaupt in die klinische Entwicklung...

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The Webscout – Cannabinoids in oncology

Usually you have chemotherapeutics and biologicals in mind when you are talking about oncology. Would you have thought of cannabinoids? I don’t think so but for decades, cannabinoids have been known to exert palliative effects in cancer patients including appetite stimulation and pain relief. But even more: Cannabinoids might directly inhibit cancer growth via complex mechanisms. Actually, the antiproliferative properties of cannabis compounds were first reported 30 years ago. Read more about cannabinoids in oncology in Eichele K. The Webscout: Cannabinoids in oncology. more than a palliative. Medical Writing 2012; 21(1):61-3. Full text

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The Webscout – Adult learning

Teaching adults is somewhat different from teaching children. The science of adult learning is called andragogy. Read more about adult learning in: Eichele K. The Webscout: Adult learning. Medical Writing 2013; 22(1):56. Full text