Why Become a Member?

The Pharmaceutical Information and Pharmacovigilance Association (PIPA) exists to support and assist its members in the development of their professional skills and responsibilities.

PIPA is the professional organisation for individuals who are involved in the provision and management of information and those involved in the fulfillment of regulatory requirements relating to drug safety.

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News

RAPS: MHRA to Pilot Stand-Alone Pharmacovigilance Inspections for Contractors

RAPS: MHRA to Pilot Stand-Alone Pharmacovigilance Inspections for Contractors

RAPS - the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society - report that the MHRA are "considering... read>

MHRA Press Release: Digital evolution for ground-breaking Yellow Card Scheme

MHRA Press Release: Digital evolution for ground-breaking Yellow Card Scheme

A Yellow Card smartphone app has been launched today for people to report problems with... read>

PIPA Conference Programme 2015

PIPA Conference Programme 2015

PIPA is delighted to publish its programme for this year's conference, which will be held on 14th... read>

Clarification of the correct Yellow Card URL to be used in promotional material

Clarification of the correct Yellow Card URL to be used in promotional material

The correct Yellow Card URL to be used in promotion has been confirmed as: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard read>

Events

25th February 2016 - Getting the Best Out of Searching: Optimise your Search Skills

If you're looking to get the best out of searching and to optimise your search skills, this course is for you. With the increasing amount of resources available on the internet, this course will enable you to choose the most valuable resources and will also provide you with the skills and tips to be able to effectively search within these resources. This 1 day course is aimed at individuals who are new to roles involving searching literature with medical content (e.g. Medical Information and Medical Affairs), or would like up-to-date tips on how to search for information.

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8th-9th March 2016 - Analysis and Evaluation of Clinical Information

This 2-day course is designed to be of benefit to all those whose work involves interpreting clinical data to produce meaningful information for both colleagues and customers.

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2016 Code Compliance Forums - 14th March; 20th June; 19th September; 12th December

The key objective of the quarterly PIPA Code Forum is to provide an opportunity for representatives to meet on a regular basis to discuss issues related to the Code and other legislation regulating promotional/non-promotional activities.

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22nd March 2016 - MSLA Annual Conference

Bookings are now being taken for the 2016 MSLA Annual Conference. This will be held on 22nd March 2016 at the Park Inn Heathrow. 

Further information on the agenda, and booking details, can be found on the MSLA website: http://tinyurl.com/hd9yuq5

10th May 2016 - PV Regulations & Guidelines in Practice

This interactive training course examines current and best practices in the area of Pharmacovigilance. The course provides an opportunity to hear from expert presenters, including Kiernan Trevett from the MHRA, and discuss current topics with other members of the industry.

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PIPA Online Training : GVP    Module XV

If you’re looking to get to grips with the regulations and guidelines for communicating and coordinating safety information in the EU (to include patients and healthcare professionals), this course will provide you with a good introduction and equip you with the fundamental principles.

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PIPA Online Training: GVP Module VI

If you’re looking to get to grips with the regulations and guidelines for the collection and reporting of adverse events, this course will provide you with a good introduction and equip you with the fundamental principles of Pharmacovigilance.

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PIPA Online Training: Introduction to Pharmacovigilance for non-Pharmacovigilance Personnel

This course provides the legally required level of training for all employees working for a Pharmaceutical Company so that they are able to recognise and report adverse events. It has been developed by senior Pharmacovigilance experts working within the Pharmaceutical Industry so you can be confident of the quality and relevance of the training. It is up-to-date with current regulations and, once you have passed the test at the end of the training course, a formal certificate is provided to confirm course completion and understanding.

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Discussions from the Forum

PIPA MI Standards Feedback

PIPA MI Standards Feedback

The PIPA Committee would welcome feedback on the MI Standards published last Autumn. Log in to... read>

Replacement of pharmaceutical product for patients visiting the UK

Replacement of pharmaceutical product for patients visiting the UK

A PIPA member has posted an enquiry asking whether anyone has experience of helping patients... read>

Screening literature for ICSRs

Screening literature for ICSRs

A PIPA member has posted an enquiry regarding the weekly searching of literature for potential ICRS... read>