For over 20 years, Ron Gasbarro and Rx-Press have been providing copy – print, radio, TV and web – for the pharmaceutical and medical industries. Our proven track record, dependability and on-target messaging will keep your projects moving along efficiently and effectively. We are looking to expand our client base to maintain a successful record of completing even the most challenging freelance assignments within your tight timeframes.

The writing services of Ron Gasbarro and Rx-Press include peer-reviewed journal articles and supplements, review articles, PowerPoint presentations, monographs, patient education, sales rep training, and all other aspects of medical communication, promotion, and education.


In addition, Rx-Press also:

—   Handles all types of medical and pharmaceutical freelance writing, publishing and editing.

—   Services pharmaceutical companies and the communication firms that serve them.

—   Provides editorial assistance for journal reviews and clinical trial manuscripts for new drugs, as well as books and other projects for physicians, pharmacists, nurses.

—   Constructs scripts, including audio, video, CD-ROM, slide shows and web content.

—   Designs and publishes award-winning newsletters.

—   Manages book projects.

—   Authors columns and supplements for the pharmacy professional.

—   Writes and publishes Continuing Education programs; has co-authored numerous CME programs.

—   Structures promotional campaigns and copy drawing from years of working in advertising.

Other Professional Experiences

– Owner and editor-in-chief of Harmonic Keys (specialized music magazine), based in Key West, Florida. 

- Worked as a copywriter at advertising agencies in New York, Boston and Baltimore on both health-related and non-health related products (TV, radio, print).

– Wrote columns on non-medical topics (e.g., food, new products, home and garden) for the Boston Globe, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Los Angeles Times, and the Associated Press.

– Wrote columns and articles for Drug Topics, American Druggist, Pharmacy Times, and US Pharmacist.

– Wrote self-authored continuing education programs for University of Florida, University of Mississippi, Berlex Laboratories, Purdue Frederick Company, Temple University, University of Kansas/Parke-Davis, and University of Wisconsin. 

– Clinical pharmacist at Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore), Boston Children’s Hospital (Boston) and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (Baltimore); staff pharmacist in various environments including nursing home, retail, supermarket, and mail order.

- Certified by the American Red Cross in Basic First Aid and in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) for the Professional Rescuer.

- Certified by the American Pharmacists Association in Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery.


—   Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), University of Maryland at Baltimore. Summa cum laude. Received Gold Medal of Academic Excellence for maintaining a 4.0 average throughout the curriculum

—   Master of Science in Journalism, Boston University. Magna cum laude.

—   Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, State University of New York at Buffalo. Cum laude. President of Rho Chi (Omega Chapter), academic honor society

—   Songwriting and lyrics classes at Carnegie Hall and The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), New York, NY

—   Public speaking and comedy writing courses at The New School, New York, NY

—   Additional post-graduate college courses in American history (pre- and post-1865), American government, Spanish, art history, and advanced mathematics (Luzerne County Community College, Pennsylvania)

—   Playwriting course at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

—   Short story writing and astrophysics courses, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Registered pharmacist in Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania

References available upon request