Monday, May 11, 2009

New medical journal from written by patients, not doctors

Source: ePharm5 has launched a quarterly online medical journal that's written and reviewed by patients with the condition, rather than medical professionals. According to the site, unlike most online community resources, the journal articles are edited for clarity and reviewed for medical accuracy.

The journal content is reviewed for relevance by an editorial board of peers who have perspective on living with epilepsy. Additional medical comments are provided by the medical staff of

The first issue of Epilepsy: Insights & Strategies includes articles about having epilepsy surgery, strategies for coping with seizures, having more productive epilepsy clinic visits, and recent changes in the Americans with Disabilities Act. is supported by several major pharma companies, including Abbott and GlaxoSmithKline.

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