The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Role

The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Role

Topic: The pharmaceutical industry’s role in the Opiate addiction pandemic

Role: medical researcher

Main points:

2-Industry bias research
3-Opioids addiction leads to use of heroin
4-What is the next addiction after opioids
5-Wining and dining
IMPORTANT (APA format Lit review or Executive summary need it asap the latest tuesday ) The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Role




The purpose of a literature review is to get your reader up to speed on any relevant information so they can understand the purpose of the research. This includes background information on the topic and often background information on techniques used. This particular assignment requires 5-7 pages for full credit. Be aware that if you do only the minimum for each section you will not reach the required 15 for the entire paper.

Abstract: 1 page
Lit review or Executive Summary: 5-7 pagers
Material/ Methods 2-5 pages
Results: 2-4 pages
Conclusion 3-7 pages
Begin by filing in the lit review sub topics with relevant subjects for each to lay the foundation for a comprehensive literature review. You may need to develop your materials and methods section to complete the lit review section. Many times the techniques used in data collection need to be explained as well.

Writing Style

This is a formal paper which means it needs to be written in the passive voice. It is intended to be read by scholars, not the general public. This is not story time, a blog or a “how to pamphlet.” The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Role

You will not:

Use I, we, your, our, should, anyway, society, anyhow, anyway, us, so in your writing
Use the following phrases or words
All in all
When it comes to
In the long run
Never the less
With that being said
Of major concern (is cause for intervention)
Overall health
Human beings (it is just humans)
On the other hand
In today’s society
In the long run (over time)
A lot
People (they are consumers, patients, victims etc.)
Huge (large or significant)
More and more (increasing amounts)
At the end of the day
It (Name what IT is)
Ask the reader questions (this is forbidden)
Use “according to” (sometimes this is okay but it annoys me so don’t do it)
Use quotations (this also annoys me)
Use .coms as a source
Be vague and unscientific
Have incomplete or run on sentences
Have grammar mistakes
Make too large of a leap with information and lack evidence to support your claim
Have missing or incorrect citations
Have incorrect information
Lack fluidity and have illogical sequencing of information
Use .coms, blogs or Wikipedia as a source
Command of topic The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Role

Using more than one source in a paragraph
Using one demonstrates you know how to paraphrase and regurgitate someone else’s work
Using introductory sentence in each paragraph
Using summarizing sentences in each paragraph
Using transition sentences that link one concept to another
All points that are introduced are elaborated on and concluded
Using examples to support a claim
Has substance

In a literature review the writer is contributing very little. They are simply reporting on the literature that already exists. That means that the majority of the paper is comprised of information that is not their own and must be cited. In this section of the paper almost every sentence is cited. The only exceptions are

Introductory sentences – preview of more detailed information to come and then followed by cited evidence
Summary sentences – a recap of previously introduced information
This paper requires a minimum of 12 reliable sources. The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Role

Fluidity and Logical Sequencing

The presentation of the information must be logical in the paper as a whole and within in each paragraph. The most general information is written first in the form of introductory sentences and then followed by more detailed and related evidence. Transitions between paragraphs and within paragraphs must also have fluidity. Using choppy sentence structure and not employing transition sentences makes the paper unpleasant to read and comprehension difficult. The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Role