I've written on parenting topics for this Sunday supplement to many newspapers.
Here's a piece that utilized my background writing for pharmaceutical companies:
PARENTSMART by Pat Olsen
Should your child be in a clinical trial?
Kids aren't little adults. That's why studies are needed to learn about their health and test new treatments. One government-sponsored study will follow 100,000 children from the womb to age 21 and is now recruiting participants. (Learn more at nationalchildrensstudy.gov.)
Have questions about whether to let your child participate in a study? Here are some answers:
Can it help my child? Your son or daughter may get help for a medical disorder, including an experimental drug or treatment.
How do I learn about the risks? Go to the Food and Drug Administration's website fda.gov/consumer and search for "should your child be in a pediatric trial." Also, before you enroll, consult your pediatrician.
Is there a list of these studies? To find pediatric trials, go to clinicaltrials.gov and do an advanced search for children ages birth to 17.
Here's an excerpt from the back cover of my book on addiction in the family:
In the vein of Adult Children of Alcoholics, Sober Siblings is the first book geared specifically to the siblings of alcoholics. Patricia Olsen, sister of two alcoholic brothers, shares her personal experiences along with interviews with other sober siblings, while Petros Levounis, M.D., the director of The Addiction Institute of New York at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals, offers expert advice.
I also write book proposals for aspiring authors.