25 drug safety professionals representing 14 Indian pharmaceutical and global pharmaceutical companies have attended the first meet of PVIndia, a unique pharmacovigilance peer network, organised and managed by one of TAKE’s Life Sciences division, Navitas.
The key discussion topics at the event were, global harmonization of regulations, how companies adapt to a variety of international regulations and inspection readiness. Navitas plans to organise 2nd edition of PVIndia in the month of October.
Commenting on PVIndia inaugural meeting,Ram Yeleswarapu, president & CEO, TAKE Solutions said “We are pleased to announce the introduction of our networks to India. The scale and convenience of collaboration facilitated by the network meets will explore and help generate new solutions to the challenges faced by players in the Indian Pharma landscape.”
He added, “The ambition for PVIndia is to become an active think tank to improve safety practices across India, in order to ensure the ongoing protection of public health and increase awareness of the importance of drug safety amongst healthcare professionals and patients.’’
“I am glad to be a part of the inaugural meet of PVIndia. At times when Indian companies like their colleagues in the US and EU are frequented by inspectors of internal health authorities, there exists significant strain on any organisation. Being prepared for any inspection is a priority for the Indian pharmaceutical industry in such scenarios,’’ said Dr. K. Bangarurajan, deputy drugs controller of the CDSCO West. He further added, “PVIndia will help companies to prepare for inspections triggered by these regulations.’’