Industrial Pharmacy ForumFor registered pharmacists working in industrial practice or consultancy, or interested in industrial, regulatory or technical matters

Welcome to the Industrial Pharmacy Forum at the RPS

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Who we are

We're a forum for those who want to discuss and review any topics relating to industrial pharmacy.

What we do

The Industrial Pharmacy Forum offers pharmacists with an interest in industry a place to share and communicate ideas with one another.

Visit our Pharmacists in Industry community for updates on industrial pharmacy and to sign up to our email newsletters.

The EIPG newsletter

Read the official newsletter of the European Industrial Pharmacists' Group.

  • July 2020
    EIPG's July newsletter has an article from our colleagues in Belgium. Alexia Rensonent and Thomas Lion, both board members of the Belgian UPIP-VAPI Industrial Pharmacists Association, they tell us about COVID-19's effect on freelance QP and RP-GDP activities.
    You'll also find a short report from EIPG’s first ever digital General Assembly held on 18th of July 2020, through our new communication platform. This year’s General Assembly in Leiden, the Netherlands and hosted by NIA, our Dutch Association, had to be postponed.
    Please send me your dissemination reports by the middle of August 2020, and I wish you all a nice, safe summer!
  • June 2020
    EIPG's monthly newsletter for June has an interesting article on Latvia’s new Medicines reimbursement system and Medicinal Products Register prepared with the valuable contribution of the Pharmacists’ Society of Lavia (LFB) and their President Linda Meška.
    You can also read about the decision of EIPG Bureau to hold a digital General Assembly on 18 July as the General Assembly due to be held in the Netherlands and hosted by our Dutch colleagues of NIA has been postponed due to COVID-19 situation.
    Please forward this issue to your members of your association occupied in pharmaceutical industry and allied companies and confirm your dissemination until 15 July 2020.
  • May 2020
    The May issue of EIPG's monthly newsletter has an interesting article on how COVID-19 has redesigned the job market at a deep level, and what are the skills pharma worforce is expected to possess to face a still uncertain future.
    Analysis is presented from consultancy firms on how CHROs should look at the new scenarios to sustain both business activities and the need for some employees to find a new position.
    Also, Professor Gino Martini, Chief Scientist for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Great Britain talks about the latest issues, innovations and developments in the pharmaceutical sciences and research.
    And finally, a look at the still open consultations on Annex 21 and Annex 1.


Two webinars

Join us for not one two webinars in the next month:

Annex 1 - A Focus on its Main Issues (the EIPG position on the last version) at 4pm (BST) on Monday 28 September. Register here to join.

How a pandemic has affected the pharma industry, with Dr Sheuli Porkess, at 4.30pm (BST) on Wednesday 7 October. Register here to join.

The PJ has a great article on A day in the life of a head of pharmacovigilance, with Deji Alli, head of pharmacovigilance at Healthcare at Home.