On December 4, the annual General Meeting of the Association of Russian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers was held. The event was attended by the leaders of the ARPM member companies, representatives of state authorities, and pharmaceutical market experts.
Denis Chetverikov, President of Akrikhin, was unanimously elected Chairman of the ARPM Supervisory Board. In his welcoming speech, he thanked his colleagues for their trust and noted that the member companies of the Association are key investors in the Russian pharmaceutical industry.
“Today, the Association’s task is to create a special investment and regulatory environment so that not only the investments already made are paid off, but there is a desire to invest even more in Russian pharmaceutical industry, given the high return on investment. In the near future, work in 4 areas is important for us. Firstly, labeling. The whole system should work: manufacturer — distributor — retail. Manufacturers should receive information on the movement of goods and counterfeiting. Secondly, participation in the formation of the national project “Healthcare”. It has to directly have a positive impact on the health indicators of the population of the Russian Federation, and indirectly contribute to the development of the Russian pharmaceutical industry. Thirdly, participation in the creation of a single drug market within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union. And fourth, export development and support. I am sure that progress in all these areas will contribute to the growth of investments in the industry, ”said Denis Chetverikov.
For 12 years, the ARPM Supervisory Board was chaired by Dmitry Efimov, Executive Vice President of Stada, General Director of Nizhpharm. Over the years, both the Association and the pharmaceutical industry have changed. A huge contribution to this was made by Dmitry Efimov. In 2019, he resigned. “We wish Dmitry new achievements and victories, which I am sure will be in his future activities. We welcome the succession and congratulate Denis Chetverikov, President of Akrikhin, on being elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ARPM. We hope that together we will be able to implement all the voiced plans,” added the head of the ARPM.
By a majority of votes, members of the Association approved Yaroslav Narcissov, director of the Biotiki medical research and production complex, on the Supervisory Board.
The tasks and directions of ARPM activity for the next year are determined. Victor Dmitriev thanked all those present for their active participation in the activities of the Association and in solving pressing issues of the industry.
Among the invited guests at the meeting were: Elena Denisova, Deputy Director of the Department of Development of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Industry of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, Karen Sakanyan, Deputy Director of the Department of State Regulation of Drugs of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Head of the Drug Registration Unit of the Department of State Regulation of Drugs of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation Elena Sokolova.
The solemn signing of an agreement on cooperation between the Association of Russian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and the publishing house Komsomolskaya Pravda took place. In the new 2020, joint events on relevant topics are planned.