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)
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
Here you can find document " AUDIT OF STATE REGULATION EFECTIVENESS FOR DRUGS AND PHARMACEUTICAL ACTIVITY IN GEORGIA" released by State Audit Office of Georgia
Company Pharmagate Ltd., (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) Representative office in Georgia has joined APCRG.
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
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
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
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