India, the New Pharmaceutical Hub

By Iqpc Middle East, PRNE
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

DUBAI, UAE, April 14, 2011 - The Indian pharmaceutical industry is expected to reach US$ 20 billion by
2015 which will make it one of the world's top 10 pharmaceuticals markets.

According to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry, India's
clinical trials business will also reach approximately US$ 1 billion by 2011,
further solidifying the subcontinent as one of the world's preferred
destinations for clinical trials. With this increase an immense need has
risen to address all aspects of pharmacovigilance to ensure delivering
medical advances to patients, quickly and efficiently while protecting public

In July 2010 the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), India,
launched a complete roadmap for pharmacovigilance in India under the
Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI). The goal of this programme has
been to provide safer medicines for the Indian population.

There are many challenges facing the Pharmacovigilance Program of India,
"The sheer number of patients in India is quite sizeable and the issues
sometimes conflict between the need to provide access to medicines versus the
need to provide safer medicines." said Dr. Y. K. Gupta, National Coordinator
of Pharmacovigilance Program of India (PvPI) and key note speaker at
Pharmacovigilance Summit India.

"The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), India are planning to
address these challenges by allocating a budget head under the MOHFW budget",
added Dr. Y. K. Gupta, a speaker at Pharmacovigilance Summit India.

Dr. Alexander Dodoo, president, International Society of
Pharmacovigilance will present a case study on Africa's experience in
developing a robust pharmacovigilance system with limited resources at
Pharmacovigilance Summit India.

Pharmacovigilance Summit India, taking place from 27-29 June 2011 at the
Hilton Mumbai International Airport, reflects the continually increasing
importance of drug safety frameworks and approaches. The event will bring
together regional and global experts to create a dialogue with local and
international companies on setting up an advanced drug safety system to
optimise resources, ensure quality and regulatory compliance.

"Looking at India as the future pharmaceutical hub and with regulators
embarking on new initiatives to update and expand methodologies to monitor
drug safety, this event couldn't come at a better time," said Doaa Said,
Conference Director, IQPC.

For information about Pharmacovigilance Summit India, please contact:
Jihan Mohamed, Marketing Manager, IQPC Middle East at Email:, Tel: +971-4-360-2817


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