Medical writing and the healthcare industry

by Zheng Shan CHONG Mention medical writing to most people and you’ll be met with confused and curious looks. ‘Does that mean writing about health issues in the newspapers?’ someone once asked me. This response isn’t surprising considering the largely behind-the-scenes role that medical writers play in the healthcare industry. Yet, the global medical writing market size has been valued at USD 1.72 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow 10.3% from 2019 to 2026, with the highest growth predicted to be in the Asia-Pacific region1. The reason for this growth? Increased outsourcing by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well as tighter regulations by authorities, especially over transparent clinical trial reporting. Economic pressure from expiring patents and the high attrition rates of candidate compounds have already led to big pharmaceutical firms scaling down their workforces in order to increase R&D efficiency2. This in turn has led to a concomitant increase in…

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