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NATIONAL PHARMACY WEEK

NATIONAL PHARMACY WEEK

Context

Delhi Pharmaceutical Trust in collaboration with the Indian Pharmaceutical Association celebrated the 59th National Pharmacy Week between Nov 16, 2020, and Nov 22, 2020.

Theme

It was celebrated under the theme

Pharmacists: Frontline Health Professionals

Details

  • The Indian Pharmaceutical Association has been organizing the National Pharmacy Week during the third week of November every year.
  • It was the 59th National Pharmacy Week celebrated this year.

Indian Pharmaceutical Association

  • It was established in 1935 as the United Provinces Pharmaceutical Association and later it was renamed as Indian Pharmaceutical Association.
  • Its headquarters are located in Mumbai.

Pharma Sector of India

  • India is the largest provider of generic drugs to the world and the Indian pharmaceutical industry accounts for 50% of global vaccine demand.
  • Around 80% of the antiretroviral drugs used to combat AIDS are being supplied by Indian pharmaceutical companies.
  • The Indian Pharmaceutical market is the 3rd largest market in the world in terms of volume.

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