Here is a list of all important Pharmaceutical Associations in India with an introduction to their vision, mission and objectives. The details about all pharma associations let the readers know about how they can be helpful to the pharmaceutical companies and the drugs manufacturers in India. All contact details about these associations including their address, phone number, fax and email have been provided along with their website address so that anyone interested in knowing more about the pharma associations may do so and become their members if desired.
Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association (IDMA)
Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association (IDMA), formed in 1961, works for Indian drug manufacturers' interests apart from protecting the interest of Indian consumer. It takes up policy issues related to implementation of the Drugs Cosmetics Rules with Central or State levels authorities. It has a membership of over 600 Indian pharmaceutical companies. It has many publications including IDMA Bulletin; Indian Drugs; IDMA Annual Publication; Indian Herbal Pharmacopoeia; IDMA-APA Forum - for professional Pharmaceutical Analysts; IDMA-PEG Newsletter - for Pharmaceutical Engineers; and Technical Monographs - Guidelines on standards in manufacture. IDMA has also instituted many awards for excellence in various fields of pharmaceuticals including patents, research and outstanding and young
Contact Address: 102-B, Poonam Chambers, Dr.A.B.Road Worli, Mumbai - 400 018.
Phone: +91 - 22 - 2494 4624 / 2497 4308
Fax: +91 - 22 - 24950723
The Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI)
The Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) was established in 1965 as a premier association of research based international and large pharmaceutical companies in India. It is also a scientific and professional body. The mission of OPPI is to contribute towards achieving health care objectives of the nation while professionally addressing the collective interests of its members and encouraging innovation for inclusive growth. It caters to the needs of Research based Pharmaceutical Industry. OPPI is an active member of International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations (IFPMA), Geneva. It has many publications including reports, codes, guidelines on pharmaceutical products and specific subject based publications like 'Outsourcing Opportunities in Indian Pharmaceutical Industry,' 'Corporate Social Responsibility of Pharmaceutical Companies in India' etc.
Contact Address: Peninsula Chambers, Ground Floor,
Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400 013.
Phone: +91 22 24918123, 24912486, 66627007
Fax: +91 22 24915168
E mail: [email protected]
The Bulk Drug Manufacturers Association (BDMA)
The Bulk Drug Manufacturers Association (India), formed in 1991, is an all India body representing all the Bulk Drug Manufacturers of India. BDMA is a catalyst between the government and the industry on various issues for the growth of pharmaceutical drugs industry. It conducts periodical seminars on current technical topics; provides a platform for discussion among the member industries on various subjects concerning the Bulk Drug Industry; encourages innovations and make known the nature and merits of inventions; formulates methods for developing indigenous as well as export market for Bulk Drugs manufactured in India. BDMA publishes a monthly newsletter with information on day to day matters, articles from the eminent personalities, gadget notifications and other important information pertaining to pharmaceutical industry.
Contact Address: C-25, Industrial Estate, Sanath
Nagar, Hyderabad 500018
Phone: 040 - 23703910/23706718
The Confederation of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry (SSI)
The Confederation of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry (SSI) is the apex body of small scale manufacturers of drugs and pharmaceuticals in India. Its federating members include all the major State level associations of the pharmaceutical manufacturers. The Confederation aims to bring together the members of Industry Associations into a body and to form a forum for representation to the Government or the other Public Authorities, Mercantile and Public bodies in India and elsewhere. It protects the general, commercial and business interest of the members and takes steps to advise them whenever required.
Contact Address: A-3/314, First Floor, Paschim
Vihar, New Delhi – 110 063
E mail: [email protected]
Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA)
Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) is the professional association of pharmacists in India with a membership of over 10,000. It has 17 state branches and more than 33 local branches. It also manages several academic programmes and is affiliated with international pharma associations like FIP, FAPA, CPA, AAPS, AAiPS, IPSF & WHO. It has many important pharmaceutical publications to its credit including 'Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences' which is a bi-monthly scientific publication containing original research work in the areas of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Its another publication, 'Pharma Times' is a news magazine and a scientific journal featuring articles of professional interest.
Contact Address: Kalina, Santacruz (E), Mumbai -
Phone: 91-22-2667 1072
Fax: 91-22-2667 0744
Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India
Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, established in 1966, aims at providing a common platform to discuss various issues of Pharmacy Education. Its objectives include identifying current needs of pharma industry and adapt the syllabus pattern as per the needs; honoring Pharmacy Educators and Researchers.; imparting Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE).; establishing a novel pharmacy teachers' training institute.; and arranging for lectures, exhibitions, etc, to focus on pharmacy profession through publications.
Contact Address: H.Q: Al-Ameen College of
Pharmacy, Opp. Lalbagh Main gate,
Hosur Main Road, Bangalore - 560027 INDIA
Phone: 080 - 22234619
E mail: [email protected]