EIPG have requested that PIER members assist with a survey being carried out by Michael Anisfeld (Chair of the Industry Section of FIP). See some background information below.
As you may be aware, there is concern as to a potential future role for pharmacists in the pharmaceutical industry. This concern is evidenced by two factors:
- The global march of deregulation in all professions, including deregulation in the pharmaceutical industry;
- The move of university training for pharmacists to strengthen education in clinical (patient oriented) pharmacy, and downgrade emphasis on pharmaceutical technology (pharmaceutical manufacturing, pharmaceutics) subjects.
The question needs to be asked is whether employing a pharmacist in the pharmaceutical industry adds value to the pharmaceutical industry.
Your input and assistance in answering these questions will be much appreciated. Please can you take about 10 minutes to answer the 16 questions in our survey?
To participate in the survey, please click on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BGG52TM.