41st Annual General Meeting of the P-D-R 1999

The Pharma Documentation Ring (PDR) held its 41st Annual General meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 29th September to the 1st October 1999. The PDR is an association whose members represent the scientific information departments of the leading R&D-based pharmaceutical corporations. The 28 Companies, who were represented, account for more than half of the total global turnover ($296 billion) of ethical drugs in 1999. This year’s successful meeting, excellently organised by Novo Nordisk, was attended by 40 delegates from the member companies, with Lundbeck represented for the first time. The total number of member companies has shown a slight fall over the last 3 years due to continuing consolidation in the Pharmaceutical Industry. The existing PDR Board was re-elected for a further term of 2 years.