The CDS is Dead! Long Live the CDS!

The CDS is Dead! Long Live the CDS!

The Company Core Data Sheet (CDS or CCDS) is one of the most important documents a pharmaceutical company creates. The CDS is a working document that contains information about the pharmaceutical product. It includes information from multiple sources, such as clinical...
How to Create a Unified Content Experience

How to Create a Unified Content Experience

Raise your hand if you think content silos are ever going away. Yah. I didn’t raise mine either. After decades (literally) of talking about silos, calmly and not so calmly explaining to people why they are problematic, and advocating for their demise, I have come to...
Solving Pharma Content Challenges

Solving Pharma Content Challenges

In The Unique Challenges of Pharma Content, we discuss challenges faced by pharmaceutical companies in the creation and management of content. Here is a short list: Takes too long to create, approve, and deliver content Cannot leverage or reuse content across...
Solving the 6 Challenges of Medical Device Content

Solving the 6 Challenges of Medical Device Content

EU Medical Device Regulation (2017/745) and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (2017/746) went into effect in May 2021, after about a year’s delay due to COVID-19. Medical device manufacturers have known about the new regulations for years and have been working to meet...
From Startup to Structure

From Startup to Structure

I’ve started to notice a trend in structured authoring. In the past, almost all of our customers who implemented structured authoring were established companies with a lot of legacy content. And most of the writers were very technical. Rarely did I see young companies...
Implementing Structured Authoring: The Eight Stages of Grief

Implementing Structured Authoring: The Eight Stages of Grief

You manage a team of content creators and you’ve decided to embrace structured authoring. Congratulations! Perhaps you’ve heard that a structured environment will help your team create content that is consistent, modular, and reusable. Maybe your manager told you to...