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Ghostwriting Prevalence Among AMWA and EMWA Members (2005 to 2014)
Cindy W. Hamilton and Adam Jacobs
12 Meta-analyses: Merits, Limitations, and Application of the PRISMA Statement
M. Denise Daley
20 Ensuring an Effective Quality Control Process
24 What Medical Writers Should Know About Drug Access/Reimbursement in the United States and Preparation of AMCP Dossiers
Linda L. Rice and Jessie Wolfe Galson
28 YOUR STATS REFRESHER!
Thomas M. Schindler
30 SOCIAL MEDIA
Tips for Searching Social Media
Cynthia L. Kryder
32 CONFERENCE PREVIEW
New for 2016: AMWA’s Medical Writing & Communication Conference
34 AMWA NEWS
From the President
Stephen N. Palmer
AMWA’s First Class of Certified Medical Writers
In Memoriam: Guy Whitehead, PhD, 1920–2016
Past Presidents of AMWA Remember Guy Whitehead
AMWA Education Now Includes AMWA Online Learning
The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government’s Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure
Reviewed by Karen Potvin Klein
After You Hear It’s Cancer: A Guide to Navigating the Difficult Journey Ahead
Reviewed by Nicole M. Van Hoey
Health Trackers: How Technology Is Helping Us Monitor and Improve Our Health
Reviewed by Ananya De
42 FREELANCE FORUM
Brian Bass, Melissa L. Bogen, Lori De Milto, Cathryn D. Evans, Elizabeth L. Smith, and Ruwaida Vakil
Do you specialize in freelance medical writing in any particular way, such as by therapeutic area, industry, or types of projects?
Is it easier to find business if you are a freelance medical editor or a freelance medical writer?
What tips to do you have for a new freelance trying to build a portfolio of samples?
46 IN THE SERVICE OF GOOD WRITING
What Does Therefore Mean?
Laurie Endicott Thomas
48 CALENDAR OF MEETINGS
Appendix 1 and 2 for “Meta-analyses: Merits, Limitations, and Application of the PRISMA Statement”
Institute for Healthcare Advancement
University of Chicago, Graham School