46th Annual General Meeting of the P-D-R

The Pharma Documentation Ring (P-D-R) held its 46th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Bürgenstock, near Lucerne, Switzerland from the 5th – 8th October 2004. The P-D-R is an association which represents the scientific information departments of the leading international R&D-based pharmaceutical corporations. Despite merger and acquisition activity in the pharmaceutical industry, the number of corporate members has remained stable at 22. The latter account for approximately 60% of the total global turnover of ethical drugs (approximately $470 billion in 2004); by far the majority of top 20 global pharmaceutical players are P-D-R members.