Tatum Anderson

Journalist, writer and editor

Location icon United Kingdom

I have been writing for over 20 years. I've written articles for science, technology, international development and business publications from WHO Bulletin and The Lancet to Guardian, IP-Watch, Health Policy Watch, The Economist, SciDev.net, BMJ, BBC News and Nature.

I've written on a range of topics including pharma patent disputes, universal health coverage, NCDs, healthcare in resource poor settings, health technologies, cross-border healthcare, the opioid crisis, emergency medicine and antimicrobial resistance.

I am available for freelance commissions and write features, conference newspapers, supplements, reports and copy for internal magazines and websites.

Portfolio
Intellectual Property Watch
Better Data On Fake Drugs Needed To Fight The Scourge - Intellectual Property Watch

by for Intellectual Property Watch The problem of fake medicines is a big one. But precisely how big? The problem is, when reporting numbers, news stories, reports and institutions have historically bundled the different kinds of medicines together, says an expert at the WHO. Available only for IP-Watch Subscribers.

International Hospitals and Medical Travel
Israel's proposed medical tourism legislation

Tatum Anderson investigates how a new bill from the Ministries of Health and Tourism seeks to improve treatment for Israeli patients It's not just the world-famous therapeutic spas on the Dead Sea, or even the promise of post-treatment trips to biblical sites that have made Israel one of the world's most popular medical tourism destinations.

BBC News
Africa hails new meningitis vaccine - BBC News

For the people in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso, a new meningitis vaccine offers hope of an escape from one of the world's deadliest, most disabling and infectious diseases. So there is little wonder that the queues were enormous when a pilot project for the MenAfriVac vaccine got underway in the three West African countries in recent weeks.

International Hospitals & Medical Travel
Journeying for the wonder drug

HepC medical tourism. What you do get when you cross a millionaire Argentinian football star, Egyptian pyramids, a government department and a pharmaceutical company? The launch of a medical tourism campaign, of course. At least that's what happened earlier this year when international soccer superstar Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona and the Argentinian national football team visited Egypt to promote the launch of Tour n' Cure, a medical tourism initiative.

The BMJ
The politics of pain

Pain relief is often taken for granted in the Western world, but in about 150 countries the use of morphine is severely restricted. Tatum Anderson investigates how this has come about, and what steps are being taken to stop patients living and dying in extreme pain.

Nature
Trip into the unknown

News: Business A plant in Uganda hopes to sell cut-price drugs by taking advantage of exemptions from rules that protect patents. But its operators face major obstacles, as Tatum Anderson reports. President Yoweri Museveni gives a thumbs up to Uganda's latest drug venture.

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