Archive for the ‘Regulatory Medical Writing’ Category

CMS Shared Savings Program

Background The Affordable Care Act (ACA) included provisions to expand value-based purchasing; broaden quality reporting; improve the level of performance feedback available to providers; and create incentives to enhance quality, improve beneficiary outcomes, and increase the value of care. Confidential physician feedback reporting was initially implemented under Section 131 of the Medicare Improvements for Patients […]

The State of Cancer Research

And we already know how small a role the cancer gene plays in the onset of cancer: there has been an 8-fold to 17-fold increase in the incidence of cancer in the last hundred years, but not even one-millionth of 1 percent of that increase can be related to genes.

Genes evolve over hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of years, which means that the so-called cancer gene has had no impact on the huge increase we’ve seen since 1900. Virtually 90 percent of the cancer that we see today cannot possibly have anything to do with genes.

Clinical Evaluation Report (CER) Medical Writer

Perform Clinical Evaluations and writing/updating Clinical Evaluation Reports (CERs), associated documents, templates, and processes in compliance with MEDDEV 2.7.1 Rev. 4 and the European Union (EU) Medical Device Regulation (MDR). My ability to interpret the current, new and changing requirements for clinical research, including use of product equivalency will ensure the proper clinical information about […]

Declining incidence of major diseases: heart disease, hip fractures, colon cancer, etc.

“Screening, they say, is only part of the story. “The magnitude of the changes alone suggests that other factors must be involved,” they wrote. None of the studies showing the effect of increased screening for colon cancer have indicated a 50 percent reduction in mortality, they wrote, “nor have trials for screening for any type […]