APCRG participation on IFPMA (International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations) Assembly, NYC, USA

In New York City , USA, on November 3-5 th, took place  IFPMA Assembly. There were presented more then 200 participants from national pharmaceutical Associations and international pharmaceutical companies from all over the world. There were representatives UN and other relevant IGOs, Governments, NGOs, Foundations, Patient Organizations and Disease Research Organizations, etc..
APCRG were presented by Executive Director Mr.Irakli Margvelashvili.
On Assemby have been discussed various important global issues. Was elected new IFPMA President Dr.Stefan Oschmann


APCRG research regarding the main influences on the buyers’ choice of medicine purchased in Tbilisi pharmacies

During the   1st – 8th November, 2014 period   group of young people  voluntarily carried out a research in partnership with Association of Pharmaceutical Companies Representatives in Georgia (APCRG). The research included using the provided questionnaire in order to acquire information about the main influences on the buyers’ choice of medicine purchased in Tbilisi pharmacies.  There were interviewed   528 persons, who  purchased medicines  in Tbilisi pharmacies.  The main part of   interviewed persons  (58%) has answered , that purchase was made following doctors advise,  on the second place (18% of answers) was  the advice given by pharmacist within pharmacy visit time, 16% of buyers made a choice following friends advise and 8% bought medicines under influence of advertisement




APCRG Executive Director became a member of San Diego State University - Georgia (SDSU -GEORGIA) Advisory Board

San Diego State  University - SDSU (USA) has founded  branch in Georgia, SDSU-Georgia. Project is supported by Millenium Challange Corporation. SDSU -Georgia has established local partnership  with Georgian Technical University , Ilia State University and Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

APCRG Executive Director  I.Margvelashvili was invited in SDSU-Georgia Advisory Board. The first meeting of Advisory Board  took place in the Hotel Radisson Blue Iveria,  welcome speech was  made by USA Ambassador in Georgia Mr.R.Norland


APCRG participation in 6th International Pharmaceutical Competitiveness Conference, Yerevan, Armenia

APCRG Executive Director I.Margvelashvili have participated in 6th International Pharmaceutical Competitiveness Conference, held in Yerevan, Armenia, at September 26-27th. Coference was organized by Medicine Producers and  Importers Union of Armenia (MPI Union Armenia http://www.pharmunion.am/). I.Margvelashvili was iinvited by MPI Union as a speaker. APCRG Executive Director  made a presentation Overview of the Georgian Pharmaceutcial Market.  More information regarding conference can be found on conference  web site http://www.pharma-armenia.am/




The Сode of Marketing Activity in Georgia: Endorsement Event

On May 20, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel, at the presentation of the Georgia Association of Code developed by the pharmaceutical marketing activities...details


New member of APCRG -Astra Zeneca UK LTD

Astra Zeneca UK LTD  Representative office in Georgia has joined  APCRG.


APCRG Management -Board Election

On April 17th, General Meeting of APCRG members have elected members of APCRG Board. Following persons have been elected as Board members:
M.Giorgobiani (Sanofi- Aventis),Z. Charkviani (Richter Gedeon), M. Khetsuriani (Servier), L.Varduashvili (Abdi Ibrahim), G. Gvinephadze (GSK).
On the position of Board Chairman have been unanimously elected again Mrs. Marina Giorgobiani (Sanofi-Aventis)


APCRG Code of Practice have been endorsed by members General Meeting

On April 17th, General Meeting of APCRG members have endorsed APCRG Code of Practice elaborated by APCRG members. Code is prepared based on principles developed by International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), World Medical Association , International Council of Nurses, International Federation of Pharmacists. APCRG recognise the role of Ethical Criteria for Medicine Drug Promotion provided by World Health Organization in 1988 (pls.see link below- click on Code image)

The official ceremony of Code endorsement will take place in Tbilisi, on May 20th.

Code of Practice (pdf)


Changes in APCRG Management -Board

On November 6th,  on General Meeting of APCRG members have been  elected  new  member of  APCRG Board: Mr.Levan Varduashvili (Head of Representative Office of company Abdi Ibrahim Pharmaceuticals) .   Vacancy for  Board member  has been announced after when Board member  Mr. G.Ramishvili (Hoffman La-Roche)  has  been appointed on the position of  Director of Roche Khazakstan office and temporarily left Georgia.


APCRG Round Table with WHO and Georgian Drug Agency representatives -topic discussed; drug regulations and regulatory environment in Georgia

On October 9th, at  Hotel Sheraton Metekhi Palace Tbilisi,  APCRG has organized round table, meeting there were invited representatives of  WHO, Director General of State Agency of Medicines of Estonia and   representatives of Georgian Drug Agency.   Visit of WHO representatives in Georgia has been initiated by MoLHSA Georgia in order to evaluate existing drug regulations and regulatory environment. APCRG members  shared with WHO  representatives (representatives of Health Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Division of Health Systems and Public Health) and  with Director General of  "Ravimiamet" (State Agency of Medicines in Estonia) Mrs. Kristin Raudsepp,  APCRG analyses of  present regulatory environment in Georgia and APCRG recommendations for it's improvement.  Guests of Georgia will prepare their analyses of situation and elaborate WHO  recommendations for the improvement of  regulations