Glossary

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Accelerated Approval

An FDA instituted program that allows for earlier approval of drugs that treat serious conditions and fill an unmet medical need.

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Authorship Position

Authorship position is the position of the author of a scientific publication among their co-authors.

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Conditional Marketing Authorisation

The approval of medicines that address unmet medical needs of patients on the basis of less comprehensive data than normally required.

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Corporate Advisory Boards

A body that provides non-binding strategic advice to the management of a corporation, organization, or foundation.

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Digital Influencers

A digital influencer is an individual who has significant influence on digital and social media platforms.

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External Experts

External experts are scientific and medical professionals that life science companies engage for a variety of collaborative efforts, including working as advisory board members, investigators, or speakers at conferences.

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FDA Advisory Committees

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses committees and panels to obtain independent expert advice on scientific, technical, and policy matters. The role of the advisory committee members is to make recommendations on matters relating to the programs, responsibilities, or activities of the FDA as a whole of specific departments.

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Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR)

HEOR is a function with a pharmaceutical or life science company that is tasked with generating evidence of the value of a new drug or other intervention for reimbursement and healthcare payers.

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Journal Editorial Board

The editorial board of a scientific journal is a team of experts in the journal’s field who provide advice on content, encourage submission of scientific publications and help attract qualified authors.

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Journal Impact Factor

Measure of the frequency with which the “average article” in a journal has been cited in a particular year, used to measure the importance or rank of a journal.

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Medical Guidelines

A medical guideline (clinical guideline, standard treatment guideline) is a document that lays out best practices on how to diagnose, manage and treat a medical condition.

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Medical Societies

A medical society or association is an organization representing a particular group of medical professionals.

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