The updated version of the Code of Practice can be seen on link:
APCRG members general meeting has accepted and validated membership request submitted by the Georgian representation of the international clinical research company Pharmaceutical Research Associates Health Sciences. More infromation about company and it's international operations can be seen on company web site
APCRG has sponsored SEVENTH INTERNATIOINAL MEDICAL CONGRESS of SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN MEDICAL FORUM , organized by Georgian Medical Association (GMA). Congress was held in Batumi and there were participants from many countries, health care specialists from different regions of Georga have been presented as well. Executive Director of APCRG Irakli Margvelashvili has made an presentation regarding APCRG activities in Georgia. Details of event can be seen on link
Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between APCRG and Association of Healthcare Journalists (AHJ).Within framework of the memorandum, AHJ will publish and spread news, infromation about projects and pending events prepared and planned by APCRG. Some joint projects can be performed as well.
Educational conference “The process is the product", organized by Association of pharmaceutical Companies Representatives in Georgia took place on the 5th of June, 2016, at Ambassador hotel, Kachreti, Georgia.
Representatives of MOH, Drag agency and regulatory departments, some clinicians, experts and representative of Patients organizations attended the conference.
Specially for this meeting Association of pharmaceutical Companies Representatives in GeorgiaInvited Professor Mr. Bruno Flamioni, professor of pharmacology at the University of Namuris, European Medicines Agency (EMA) expert (2000-2011ts.). Mr. Bruno presented bio-pharmaceutical products and international standards and regulations based on the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines provided. He provided the modest definition and concept of biosimilar products and intended copies. Were discussed the examples from different European countries.
Second part of the event was “culinary debates” and the objective of such activity was to show and prove that even with the same products final result can be very different.
There is a need to identify and formulate policy measures in order to create competitive, efficient and sustainable off-patent biologic markets. Biologic medicines have, and continue to play a key role in disease treatment, and due to their unique characteristics, it needs to be recognized that policies must be designed specifically for biological medicines. Biosimilar products have an important role to play in the healthcare system for the benefit of patients, provided that they are approved based on rigorous, science-based standards. The decision whether the biosimilar is an appropriate treatment for the patient should be confined to the physician and patient. Patients should have access to the best treatment for their individual needs, and treatment decisions should be made first on the basis of clinical judgment and secondly on the basis of the overall value proposition offered by individual medicines.
During the conference was announced that IFPMA-'s international position will be presented in writing the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia
On May 16th , General Meeting of APCRG members have elected members of APCRG Board. Following persons have been elected as Board members:
M.Giorgobiani (Sanofi- Aventis), M. Khetsuriani (Servier), M.Maisuradze (Astra Zeneca), M.Asatiani (ROCHE),G.Pirtskhalaishvili (Sandoz)
On the position of Board Chairman have been unanimously elected Mr. Grigori Pirtskhalaishvili (Sandoz)
APCRG members general meeting has accepted and validated membership request submitted by company Schering-Plough Central East AG in Georgia
APCRG members general meeting has accepted and validated membership request submitted by company Bayer Consumer Health Sky Media, Georgia
APCRG members general meeting has accepted and validated membership request submitted by company JSC " Bayer Pharma A.G. " Representative in Georgia
APCRG members general meeting has accepted and validated membership request submitted by company Takeda Osteuropa Holding GmbH representative office in Georgia