Starting or Strengthening a Drug Bulletin - A Practical Manual
(2005; 165 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentPreface
View the documentHow the manual was produced
View the documentAbout ISDB
View the documentExecutive summary
Open this folder and view contents1. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. Rational use of medicines
Open this folder and view contents3. What are drug bulletins?
Open this folder and view contents4. Defining aims, target and type of bulletin
Close this folder5. Planning resources
View the document5.1 The first steps in planning
View the document5.2 Identify what is already available or accessible
View the document5.3 Make a realistic assessment of additional needs
Close this folder5.4 Human resources: who will do the work?
View the document5.4.1 The editorial team
View the document5.4.2 The advisory board
View the document5.4.3 External reviewers
View the document5.5 Maintaining the motivation of contributors
View the document5.6 Material resources - an office, equipment and references
View the document5.7 Financial resources - the key to sustainability
View the document5.8 Long-term sustainability
View the document5.9 Cost-saving strategies
View the document5.10 Key messages for starting a drug bulletin
View the document5.11 References
Open this folder and view contents6. Planning bulletin production: schedules and timing
Open this folder and view contents7. The editorial process
Open this folder and view contents8. Reviewing a new drug: is it a therapeutic advance?
Open this folder and view contentsAnnexe to Chapter 8: Evaluating harm
Open this folder and view contents9. Design and production
Open this folder and view contents10. Dissemination
Open this folder and view contents11. Organizational and legal issues
Open this folder and view contents12. Evaluating quality and usefulness
Open this folder and view contents13. Partnership and collaboration
Open this folder and view contents14. Keeping records and creating a memory
Open this folder and view contentsAppendix: Electronic sources of information
 

5.4.3 External reviewers

It is useful to build a database of critical reviewers. Over time, you may find that some of them are also very suited to be new members of the editorial or advisory board. It could also be helpful for strategic reasons to ask influential persons to become advisers or board members, for instance the dean of a medical faculty, the president of a professional organization of doctors or pharmacists or the drug inspector of the Ministry of Health. You will want to ensure that they have no conflicts of interest, for example, because of financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry or because they are linked in some way with the government departments that have a tendency to support any national pharmaceutical companies.

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