Press Release for the 39th PDR Annual General Meeting

The Pharma Documentation Ring (PDR) held its 39th Annual General Meeting in Berlin from 24- 26 September 1997. The PDR is an association whose members consist of representatives from the scientific information departments of, currently 26, R&D-based pharmaceutical corporations, the latter now account for almost half of the total global turnover ($225 billion) of ethical drugs in 1996. This year’s successful meeting, excellently organized by Schering AG, was attended by some 40 delegates from all member companies. Merck & Co and Hoffmann La Roche attended for the first time.