49th Annual General Meeting of the P-D-R 2007

The Pharma Documentation Ring (P-D-R) held its 49th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Philadelphia, USA from the 25th – 28th September 2007. The P-D-R is an association whose members represent the scientific information departments of the leading international R&D-based pharmaceutical corporations. This was the first occasion that the association has held a meeting outside of Europe and is in recognition of an increasing involvement from US headquartered companies and delegates. There was no change to the total number of corporate members during the previous 12 months. The 21 member companies continue to account for approximately 60 % of the total global turnover of ethical drugs (approximately $500 billion); by far the majority of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies are P-D-R members.