Big Pharma’s Big Plans to Combat Climate Change

Submitted by admin on Fri, 22/04/2022 - 11:19

If you asked someone who they thought were the main contributors to climate change the answers would likely include energy companies and automotive industries, right? Not everyone thinks of the role that the pharmaceutical industry plays, even though it contributed 55% more CO2 than the automotive industry in 2015.1 In 2019, the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and chemicals was the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions within the NHS England.2  

Diary of a Newbie Medical Copywriter

Submitted by admin on Wed, 06/04/2022 - 12:44

In November 2021, my career trajectory did a full 180°. With a Pharmacy degree and a few years of med comms experience, I joined the Creative Club – taking my first big step into the cool and colorful world of medical copywriting. Before I had time to doubt myself, it was day 1 at the virtual office, and with Stephen King’s wise ‘On Writing’ words engrained, and my A-level grammar refreshed, it was time for me to bellyflop into the pool of the unfamiliar.
 

Word From the Web - March 2022

Submitted by admin on Thu, 31/03/2022 - 15:49

Messaging in a time of war - how digital transformation has created a new battlefront 

Since the digital age began, the way we learn, communicate and view the world has transformed. Over recent weeks, it has become increasingly clear how the world’s digital metamorphosis offers power to the people in previously unprecedented ways.  

MS Awareness Month

Submitted by krupa.mistry on Thu, 24/03/2022 - 11:01

March is MS awareness month and is a great opportunity to give people confidence to speak up and share stories. The goal of this month for the National MS Society is to “help people better understand life with MS and become inspired to do whatever it takes to change the world for people living with [the condition]”.1 

Six Positives for Med Comms from 2 Years of COVID

Submitted by admin on Fri, 18/03/2022 - 17:28

On 16 March 2020, we sent an email saying “The Prime Minister has just held a press conference where he advised people to avoid non-essential contact with others – and to work from home where possible. It seems therefore, that we should close the office from tomorrow. I’m assuming this might last several weeks or more, so remember to take all your gear home with you!” 

Medical Affairs Professionals Society conference 2022

Submitted by krupa.mistry on Tue, 15/03/2022 - 16:58

The Corpus is excited to be attending the Medical Affairs Professionals Society conference in New Orleans, Louisiana next week. Over 700 Medical Affairs professionals from around the world will gather at the conference which will feature industry-leading programming, best practice sharing, and plenty of opportunities for networking. This will be our first live event since 2020 and we are looking forward to seeing everyone in person again! 

Saying Goodbye to Gynecological Cancer

Submitted by admin on Tue, 01/03/2022 - 15:03

Just two years after my older sister had been diagnosed with cervical cancer, I was given the news that I had both ovarian and uterine cancer. Of the five types of gynecological cancer – vulval and vaginal being the other two – my sister and I had three. It was a huge blow and something that, as a family, we felt ill-prepared for. I subsequently underwent a double oophorectomy and a full hysterectomy, surgical procedures involving removal of my womb and both of my ovaries, which left me struggling with the symptoms of surgical menopause as well as the side effects of chemotherapy.