50th Annual General Meeting of the P-D-R

The Pharma Documentation Ring (P-D-R) held its 50th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Montreux, Switzerland from the 23rd – 26th September 2008. This year’s meeting celebrated the 50th anniversary of the group’s founding. The P-D-R is an association whose members represent the scientific information departments of the leading international R&D-based pharmaceutical corporations. There were two new corporate members (Ferring Pharmaceuticals and UCB) added during the previous 12 months. The 23 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.