E.I.P.G. is a European association representing the national, professional organizations of pharmacists employed in the pharmaceutical or allied industries of the Member States of the European Union, the European Economic Area, or European countries having a mutual recognition agreement with the European Union on compliance control of regulated medicines.
Its foundation dates back to 1966 and, over the years, it has progressed in its activities in line with the evolution of the European Union.
As a European association having its official seal with the French Order of Pharmacists, EIPG is registered at the Prefecture of Police in Paris.
Today EIPG represents about 10 000 pharmacists working in the European industry.
The main objective of EIPG is to promote and uphold the importance and role of the industrial pharmacist within the pharmaceutical industry. In addition EIPG aims to ensure that it:
- Will influence the evolution of EU regulations and guidelines concerning standards of quality, safety and efficacy of medicinal products
- Works closely with member state industrial pharmacist groups, including representation of their views within an EU context
- Maintains contact with other EU pharmaceutical groups representing community and hospital pharmacy practices
- Consults with European Pharmaceutical Industry Associations
In a wider context EIPG promotes the continued successful development of the pharmaceutical industry in the EU, and the maintenance of high standards throughout the Research and Development, Manufacture, Marketing and Distribution stages of medicinal products. It strongly endorses the role of the European Pharmaceutical industry in improving public health and animal welfare. It is concerned that high professional and ethical standards are maintained by the industry at all times. From time to time EIPG may liaise with other organizations such as FIP and WHO at an international level.