Bayer AGScrupulously researched articles dealing with a topic from the worlds of medicine or health care - articles written in a critical, comprehensible, yet objective manner - have an excellent chance of winning the 2008 European Journalists' Prize. The award, which is sponsored by Bayer HealthCare AG, Leverkusen/Germany, is endowed with EUR 7,500.

Journalists may submit their applications by January 31, 2009 to the business address of the Association of German Medical Journalists (Verband Deutscher Medizinjournalisten), Chemnitzer Str. 21, D-70597 Stuttgart, in accordance with the criteria outlined in the association's statutes, or request the statutes directly from this address. This information can also be viewed on the Internet press pages of Bayer HealthCare:

About Bayer HealthCare
The Bayer Group is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer HealthCare, a subsidiary of Bayer AG, is one of the world’s leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany.The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Diabetes Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. The pharmaceuticals business operates under the name Bayer Schering Pharma. Bayer HealthCare's aim is to discover and manufacture products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. Find more information at

About the Association of German Medical Journalists
The Association of German Medical Journalists [Verband Deutscher Medizinjournalisten, VDMJ] is an umbrella organization comprising the following independent member Associations

  • Arbeitskreis Medizinpublizisten/Klub der Wissenschaftsjournalisten e. V.
  • Kollegium der Medizinjournalisten
  • Vereinigung der Medizinischen Fach- und Standespresse e. V.

The purpose of the VDMJ is to maintain and promote standards in medical journalism. The VDMJ is devoted exclusively and directly to charitable purposes as defined in the regulations of the German Tax Code.