International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)

Founded in 1968, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) represents research-based biopharmaceutical industry. Members comprise of leading international companies as well as national and regional associations across the globe. The organization brings the industry and broader health community together to foster innovation, promote resilient regulatory systems and high standards of quality, uphold ethical practices, and advocate sustainable health policies to meet global needs.

The IFPMA corporate website is a comprehensive information resource. Additionally, the IFPMA Health Partnerships Directory is the largest international database for health development programs involving the research-based biopharmaceutical industry.

A full list of the IFPMA's members is available on the corporate website.

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IFPMA Welcomes World Health Day Call To Build Strong Healthcare Workforces, Especially In Developing Countries

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