APCRG Management -Board Election

On April 8, 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),  G. Gvinephadze (GSK), M.Asatiani (ROCHE),G.Pirtskhalaishvili (Sandoz)
On the position of Board Chairman have been unanimously elected Mr. Grigori Pirtskhalaishvili (Sandoz)


RADIO SPOT "KVIRIS DIALOGI"-Participation of I.Margvelashvili on 1st Medical Radio channel MED FM 100.3 spot: medicines price changes in Georgia

Audio record of the radio sport can be found here


APCRG organizes panel session on Adam Smith Conference (February 12,2015, Moscow, Russian Federation)

On February 12, 2015 APCRG has organized panel session in Tbilisi studio and has joined  Adam Smith Conference in Moscow via skyp connection live channel. In Tbilisi studio were invited following guests: David Kiladze (General Director of the distribution company GPC JSC), George Antadze (General Director of  Georgian Manufacturing company GMP ), Zaza Chapichadze (Senior Expert from Pharmaceuticals Registration Division,  MoHLSA of Georgia), Grigori Pirtskalaishvili (Expert from  Pharmaceutical Industry). Moderator of session was Irakli Margvelashvili  (Executive Director, APCRG). Session was  organized by APCRG following the request received form Adam Smith Institute representatives who has expressed Adam Smith Conference high interest to the pharmaceutical market and pharmaceutical industry development in Georgia. Full video of panel session can be found on youtube channel on the following link




RADIO SPOT "BARCODE -"Participation of I.Margvelashvili on Georgian Public Broadcasting radio discussion medicines pricing & quality control in Georgia

Audio record of the radio sport can be found here



Here you can find document " AUDIT OF STATE  REGULATION EFECTIVENESS  FOR   DRUGS AND PHARMACEUTICAL ACTIVITY  IN GEORGIA" released by State Audit Office of Georgia


New member of APCRG -Pharmagate Caucasus Representative office

Company Pharmagate Ltd., (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)  Representative office in Georgia has joined  APCRG.


investor.ge:New Prescription Rules Will Usher in Higher Standards for Medicine

Investor.ge is the leading English-language analytical business magazine in Georgia. It is a respected source for in depth case studies, policy analysis, CEO interviews and expert sector reports for Georgian and expatriate CEOs, investors, policy makers and project managers. In Issue 5, 2014 ( October-November), magazine has published interview with APCRG Executive Director Irakli Margvelashvili. Name of the article is ":New Prescription Rules Will Usher in Higher Standards for Medicine". Full article can be read on the following link




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