Friday, June 6, 2008

The Medical Writer's Responsibility

I've been busy these days spreading the word about my new book on vaccine safety. This is a very important issue. It's not just about medical writing or freelancing. This is about the health of our children.

Watching the news these days about all the misinformation spread by Hollywood celebrities about the safety of vaccines, I am convinced that my job as a medical writer is more important than ever. The things we write are not for mere entertaining or information. They may improve (or worsen) the health of somebody. Think about it. If you are not a responsible medical writer, your reader may make a bad health decision based on what you wrote.

So do your homework. Get the facts right. Follow what the science says and not an agenda. Be a responsible medical writer.

P.S. Check out this review of the book from an autism blogger.

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