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May – June 2021
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February 2021
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Digitization in Pharmaceutical Industry

October November 2020
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ϓ Scintigraphy in Pharmaceuticals

July 2020
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Prof. Harkishan Singh

April 2020

COVID-19

March 2020

 

February 2020

 

January 2020

 

December 2019

 

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Project Management

October 2019

 

September 2019

Lipid-Based Delivery System

August 2019
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Personalized Medicines

February 2019
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December 2018 
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Digitization in Healthcare

October 2018
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Dissolution Sciences & Application

May 2018 
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March 2018

 

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Nanopharmaceuticals

January 2018

 

December 2017

 

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Supply Chain Management

October 2017

 

September 2017

 

August 2017

Antimicrobial Resistance

July 2017

 

June 2017

 

May 2017

Regulatory Affairs

April 2017

 

March 2017

 

February 2017

Intellectual Property Rights

January 2017

 

 

FAQs Pharma Times

1.  What is Pharma Times?

Pharma Times is the newsmagazine of Indian Pharmaceutical Association. It is a scientific journal and in addition to featuring general articles of professional interest, it also publishes proceedings of the Central Executive Council of IPA, the Annual Report and Accounts of the Association, reports on branch activities, proceedings of IPA Convention, notifications of IPA and other information such as articles, advertisements, announcements etc. 

2.  How do I submit an article or news item to Pharma Times?

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About Pharma Times

Pharma Times is the monthly newsmagazine of Indian Pharmaceutical Association. In addition to featuring general articles of professional interest.
Pharma Times also publishes proceedings of the Central Executive Council of IPA, the Annual Report and Accounts of the Association, reports on branch activities, proceedings of IPA Convention,
notifications of IPA and other information such as articles, advertisements, announcements etc.

Pharma Times is distributed complimentary to IPA’s member base of over 10,000, spread across the length & breadth of the nation. It is also sent to all the affiliated associations of IPA including International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations (FAPA), Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association (CPA), American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF) & World Health Organization (WHO). 

Pharma Times is indexed by the search engines – Scopus & Embase of the premier scientific publication house Elsevier.

Dr. Alka Mukne is the current editor of Pharma Times.
Editorial Team
Editor
Dr. Alka Mukne

Editorial Assistants
Kishori Kedia, Nivedita Hegdekar, Seline Dantes, Snehal Shenoy, shubhangi Kamalia, Soham Yande, Shrey Gohil, Neha Dabholkar, Aditi Modi.  

Advisory Board

Dr. A. I. MehtaDr. A. K. Kapadia
Dr. B. SureshDr. C. Gopalakrishna Murty
Dr. J. A. S. GiriKaushik Desai
Dr. Mukund YelvigiPrafull Sheth
Dr. Rao V.S.V. VadlamudiShashikant Joag
Subodh Priolkar

EDITORIAL BOARD

Dr B.N. SinhaDr. Divakar Goli
Hemanta Kr. SharmaDr. Jayant Dave
Kalhan BazazM.P. George
Dr. N. ShivaprasadDr. P. Khadgapathi
Dr. Premnath ShenoyPuneet Gupta
Dr. P. N. MurthyRaj Vaidya
Rajesh BhandariDr. R. N. Gupta
Sanjay JainDr. Shailendra Saraf
Shyamal KalaniSripati Singh
Dr. Subhash MandalDr. S. P. Manek
Prof. T. V. Narayana

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News

It is our endeavor to provide greater value-added service to our members. A step in that direction is two new newsletters brought out by IPA. Pharma Professional, our monthly newsletter by Cygnus provides the latest in national and international news in a crisp, defined format, along with focused profiles of products and niche therapeutic segments.

GBR News Letter – Interview with Dr. Rao.

LSSSDC Newsletter July – September 2021

LSSSDC Newsletter April – June 2021

LSSSDC Newsletter March – 2021

Commonwealth Pharmacists Association’s Newsletter January 2021

LSSSDC Newsletter September – 2020

LSSSDC Newsletter March – 2020

LSSSDC Newsletter Sept – 2019

IPA SF Reports

Report on Pharma Times Conclave 2019

Letter sent to Shri. J.P. Nadda, Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare requesting to develop strict regulations and policies for disposal of pharmaceuticals (31.01.2019)

Report on IPA Awards Function 2018

Letter sent to President, Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi, regarding suggestions on draft of exit exam for Diploma in Pharmacy (31.12.2018)

AAiPS Distinguished Young Educator & Researcher Award 2019

Letter sent to Shri. J.P. Nadda, Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare requesting to include Pharmacists in the National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, CVD and Stroke (NPCDCS) (01.11.2018)

FIP President calls for urgent action on sustainability policies

World pharmacists Day 2018 promotes pharmacists as medicines experts

FIP appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Survey by IPS – FIP on the Role of Pharmacists in the Pharmaceutical Industry

IPA President, Dr. Rao Vadlamudi elected as President of Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association 2017 – 2019

History

Prof.M.L.Schroff
(1902-1971)
Founder of IPA

Prof. M.L.Schroff, established United Province Pharmaceutical Association (UPPA) at Banaras Hindu University in 1935. The United Provinces Pharmaceutical Association (UPPA) was renamed as Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) in 1939 and the publication of Indian Journal of pharmacy started. The IPA headquarters was shifted to Bombay on 1st January 1953. The Pharma Times started in 1963 as professional monthly publication of IPA. The Indian Journal of pharmacy was named as Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Bi-monthly publication) in 1979.The First Indian Pharmaceutical Congress was organized at Calcutta in December 1948 with Prof. M.L. SCHROFF as its First President. For 58 years, the IPC was organized by IPA & Its Branches. From 2007 onwards each of the Federation Associations started hosting IPC on rotation by convention (APTI-IPGA-AIDCOC-IHPA-IPA)

The Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) founded in 1939, is the oldest premier association of pharmaceutical professionals in India, with a member base of over 13,000, spread across the length and breadth of the nation. IPA operates in India through 20 state branches and more than 46 local branches. The members represent various facets of pharmaceutical profession viz., industry, regulatory, community and hospital pharmacy practices and education. As a member of the Drug Technical Advisory Board, India, IPA is actively involved in advising the government on matters of professional importance. IPA is affiliated with international pharma associations like FIP, FAPA, CPA, AAPS, AAiPS and is working with international bodies such as WHO and WHPA for carrying out various collaborative professional activities that include organizing training programmes for professionals from industry, academics, regulatory and practice. IPA makes representations to the authorities on matters of professional interest and works constantly towards upgrading the standards of pharmacy professional services offered by the pharmacists. IPA’s major objective is to position pharmacists as one of the important healthcare providers in our country.

Every year IPA honour eminent personalities in the field of Pharmacy with various awards like:
IPA–IRF Life Time Achievement Award,
IPA – Eminent Pharmacist Award,
IPA–ML Khorana Memorial Lecture Award,
IPA-M.Venkateswarlu Award,
IPA – Fellowship Awards,
IPA – ACG Innovation & Best Packaging Awards,
IPA–Best State & Local Branch Awards,
IPA–IJPS Best Research Paper Award,
Prof. M.L Khorana Medal for highest % in B.Pharm ,
Prof. M LShroff Medal for highest grade in B.Pharm,
IPA-Davinder Pal, National Elocution competition prizes ,
IPA-All India Pharma Quiz & GPAT competition prizes,
IPA-IRF Scholarships to poor and needy students.

Past Office Bearers of IPA

2018-2020


PresidentProf. T. V. Narayana
Vice President/sMrs. Manjiri Gharat
Dr. S. Vidhyadhara
Dr. Subhash Mandal
Dr. R.N. Gupta
Mr. J. Jayaseelan
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. Suresh Khanna
TreasurerDr. Hemant Mondkar
Editor – IJPSDr. Divakar Goli
Editor – Pharma TimesDr. Alka Mukne

2016-2018


PresidentDr. Rao Vadlamudi
Vice President/sMrs. Manjiri Gharat
Prof. T. V. Narayana
Dr. Ramesh Adepu
Dr. S.B. Rijhwani
Dr. Subhash Mandal
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. Kaushik Desai
TreasurerDr. Hemant Mondkar
Editor – IJPSDr. Divakar Goli
Editor – Pharma TimesDr. Alka Mukne

2014-2016


PresidentDr. Rao Vadlamudi
Vice President/sMrs. Manjiri Gharat
Prof. T. V. Narayana
Dr. Ramesh Adepu
Dr. S.B. Rijhwani
Dr. Subhash Mandal
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. Kaushik Desai
TreasurerDr. Surendra Manek
Editor – IJPSDr. Divakar Goli
Editor – Pharma TimesDr. Alka Mukne

2012-2014


PresidentDr. J.A.S. Giri
Vice President/sMrs. Manjiri Gharat
Prof. T. V. Narayana
Dr. R. N. Gupta
Dr. P. Khadgapathi
Dr. H.G. Koshia
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. S.D. Joag
TreasurerMr. S.R. Vaidya
Editor – IJPSDr. Rao V.S.V. Vadlamudi
Editor – Pharma TimesDr. Alka Mukne


2010-2012


PresidentDr. C. Gopalakrishna Murty
Vice President/sMr. Raj Vaidya
Prof. T. V. Narayana
Dr. R. N. Gupta
Mr. Kaushik Desai
Mr. Ram Banarse
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. S.D. Joag
TreasurerMr. Mohan Kekatpure
Editor – IJPSDr. Rao V.S.V. Vadlamudi
Editor – Pharma TimesDr. Alka Mukne

2008-2010


PresidentDr. B. Suresh
Vice President/sMr. Raj Vaidya
Prof. T. V. Narayana
Dr. R. N. Gupta
Mr. J.A.S. Giri
Mr. A. Krishna Dev
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. S.D. Joag
TreasurerMr. Ram Banarse
Editor – IJPSDr. Rao V.S.V. Vadlamudi
Editor – Pharma TimesMr. K.S. Desai

2006-2008


PresidentMr. Subodh Priolkar
Vice President/sMr. Raj Vaidya
Prof. K. Chinnaswamy
Dr. P. Khadgapathi
Mr. R. Ranga Rao
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. S.D. Joag
TreasurerMr. Ram Banarse
Editor – IJPSDr. Rao V.S.V. Vadlamudi
Editor – Pharma TimesDr. M.K. Raina

2004-2006


PresidentMr. Subodh Priolkar
Vice President/sDr. M.D. Burande
Prof. K. Chinnaswamy
Dr. B.G. Nagavi
Dr. D.B.A. Narayana
Mr. Subodh Adeshara
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. S.D. Joag
TreasurerMr. K.S. Desai
Editor – IJPSDr. Rao V.S.V. Vadlamudi
Editor – Pharma TimesDr. M.K. Raina

2002-2004


PresidentMr. P.D. Sheth
Vice President/sMr. S.P. Priolkar
Dr. M. Venkateswarlu
Mr. D.A. Gundu Rao
Dr. B. Suresh
Dr. B.G. Nagavi
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. S.D. Joag
TreasurerMr. R.S. Durve
Editor – IJPSDr. Rao V.S.V. Vadlamudi
Editor – Pharma TimesMr. K.S. Desai

2000-2002


PresidentDr. C.K. Kokate
Vice President/sDr. S.S. Nagarsenker
Prof. V.B. Desai
Mr. Brijesh Regal
Dr. F.V. Manvi
Dr. B.G. Nagavi
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. M.K. Raina
TreasurerMr. S.D. Joag
Editor – IJPSDr. Rao V.S.V. Vadlamudi
Editor – Pharma TimesMr. K.S. Desai

1998-2000


PresidentMr. P.D. Sheth
Vice President/sDr. J.K. Lalla
Mr. C. Gopalakrishna Murty
Mr. Brijesh Regal
Dr. C.K. Kokate
Dr. Prakash Mody
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. M.K. Raina
TreasurerMr. S.D. Joag
Editor – IJPSDr. Rao V.S.V. Vadlamudi
Editor – Pharma TimesMr. K.S. Desai

1996-1998


PresidentMr. S.N. Desai
Vice President/sMr. G.R. Asrani
Dr. A.K. Kapadia
Mr. P.D. Sheth
Mr. C. Gopalakrishna Murty
Dr. C.K. Kokate
Mr. Brijesh Regal
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. J.K. Lalla
TreasurerDr. J.B. Dave
Editor – IJPSDr. Rao V.S.V. Vadlamudi
Editor – Pharma TimesMr. K.S. Desai

1994-1996


PresidentDr. C.L. Kaul
Vice President/sMr. G.R. Asrani
Mr. S.N. Desai
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. J.K. Lalla
TreasurerDr. J.B. Dave
Editor – IJPSDr. C.L. Kaul
Editor – Pharma TimesDr. A.K. Kapadia

1992-1994 


PresidentDr. P.M. Naik
Vice President/sDr. C.L. Kaul
Dr. B.K. Gupta
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. J.K. Lalla
TreasurerDr. J.B. Dave
Editor – IJPSDr. C.L. Kaul
Editor – Pharma TimesDr. A.K. Kapadia

1990-1992


PresidentMr. Devinder Pal
Vice President/sDr. P.M. Naik
Dr. Ajit Shirodkar
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. C.L. Kaul
TreasurerDr. J.B. Dave
Editor – IJPSDr. R.S. Baichwal
Editor – Pharma TimesDr. A.K. Kapadia

1988-1990


PresidentMr. Ramanbhai Patel
Vice President/sDr. Ajit Shirodkar
Mr. Devinder Pal
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. C.L. Kaul
TreasurerDr. J.B. Dave
Editor – IJPSDr. R.S. Baichwal
Editor – Pharma TimesDr. P.M. Naik

1986-1988


PresidentDr. R.S. Baichwal
Vice President/sMr. Ramanbhai Patel
Dr. Ajit Shirodkar
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. Gidy Asrani
TreasurerMr. R.N. Patel
Editor – IJPSDr. R.S. Baichwal
Editor – Pharma TimesMr. A.I. Mehta

1984-1986 


PresidentMr. B.N. Thakore
Vice President/sDr. R.S. Baichwal
Mr. Ramanbhai Patel
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. Gidy Asrani
TreasurerMr. R.N. Patel
Editor – IJPSDr. R.S. Baichwal
Editor – Pharma TimesMr. A.I. Mehta

1982-1984


PresidentDr. Parvinder Singh
Vice President/sDr. R.S. Baichwal
Mr. B.N. Thakore
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. Gidy Asrani
TreasurerMr. R.N. Patel
Editor – IJPSDr. R.S. Baichwal
Editor – Pharma TimesMr. A.I. Mehta

1980-1982 


PresidentDr. V.A. Padval
Vice President/sDr. Parvinder Singh
Dr. R.S. Baichwal
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. B.N. Thakore
TreasurerDr. J.G. Bhatt
Editor – IJPSDr. R.S. Baichwal
Editor – Pharma TimesMr. A.I. Mehta

1978-1980


PresidentMr. K.N. Shanbhogue
Vice President/sDr. V.A. Padval
Dr. Parvinder Singh
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. B.N. Thakore
TreasurerDr. J.G. Bhatt
Editor – IJPSDr. R.S. Baichwal
Editor – Pharma TimesMr. A.I. Mehta

1976-1978


PresidentMr. K.J. Divatia
Vice President/sDr. V.A. Padval
Mr. K.N. Shanbhogue
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. B.N. Thakore
TreasurerDr. J.G. Bhatt
Editor – IJPDr. R.S. Baichwal
Editor – Pharma TimesMr. A.I. Mehta

1974-1976


PresidentDr. J.N. Banerjee
Vice President/sMr. K.N. Shanbhogue
Mr. K.J. Divatia
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. B.N. Thakore
TreasurerDr. J.G. Bhatt
Editor – IJPDr. R.S. Baichwal
Editor – Pharma TimesMr. A.I. Mehta

1972-1974 


PresidentDr. G.B. Ramasarma
Vice President/sDr. J.N. Banerjee
Dr. K.N. Gaind
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. B.N. Thakore
TreasurerDr. J.G. Bhatt
Editor – IJPDr. R.S. Baichwal
Editor – Pharma TimesMr. A.I. Mehta

1970-1972 


PresidentDr. D. Chakravarty
Vice President/sDr. G.B. Ramasarma
Dr. J.N. Banerjee
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. B.N. Thakore
TreasurerMr. B.S. Giri
Editor – IJPDr. R.S. Baichwal
Editor – Pharma TimesMr. A.I. Mehta

1968-1970


PresidentMr. A.V. Mody
Vice President/sDr. D. Chakravarty
Dr. G.B. Ramasarma
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. J.N. Banerjee
TreasurerMr. A.I. Mehta
Editor – IJPDr. R.S. Baichwal
Editor – Pharma TimesMr. A.I. Mehta

1966-1968


PresidentDr. V.P. Basu
Vice President/sMr. A.V. Mody
Mr. B. Chitharanjan
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. J.N. Banerjee
TreasurerMr. A.I. Mehta
Editor – IJPDr. G.B. Ramasarma

1964-1966


PresidentMr. B.V. Patel
Vice President/sDr. N.K. Dutta
Dr. S.B. Rao
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. J.N. Banerjee
TreasurerMr. A.I. Mehta
Editor – IJPDr. G.B. Ramasarma

1962-1964


PresidentMr. A. Raptakos
Vice President/sMr. B.V. Patel
Dr. S. Rohatgi
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. J.N. Banerjee
TreasurerMr. A.I. Mehta
Editor – IJPDr. G.B. Ramasarma

1960-1962


PresidentProf. M.L. Khorana
Vice President/sMr. B.V. Patel
Prof. K.S.S. Vardan
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. J.N. Banerjee
TreasurerMr. A.I. Mehta
Editor – IJPDr. G.B. Ramasarma

1958-1960


PresidentDr. S. Rangaswami
Vice President/sDr. G.P. Shrivastava
Prof. M.L. Khorana
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. A.I. Mehta
TreasurerMr. K.G. Anantanarayan
Editor – IJPDr. G.B. Ramasarma

1956-1958


PresidentDr. H.R. Nanji
Vice President/sDr. V.P. Basu
Dr. K.N. Gaind
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. J.N. Banerjee
TreasurerMr. K.G. Anantanarayan
Editor – IJPDr. G.B. Ramasarma

1954-1956 


PresidentDr. B. Mukherji
Vice President/sMr. A.N. Lazarus
Prof. M.L. Khorana
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. J.N. Banerjee
TreasurerMr. K.G. Anantanarayan
Editor – IJPDr. G.B. Ramasarma

1952-1954


PresidentMr. K.C. Chatterjee
Vice President/sDr. V.P. Basu
Mr. B.V. Patel
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. H.R. Nanji
TreasurerMr. K.G. Anantanarayan
Editor – IJPM. L. Khorana

1951-1952


PresidentProf. N.K. Basu
Vice President/sDr. D.N. Majumdar
Prof. V.P. Basu
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. S.N. Sharma
TreasurerDr. D.N. Majumdar
Editor – IJPM. L. Khorana

1950


PresidentProf. N.K. Basu
Vice President/sDr. D.N. Majumdar
Prof. R.S. Varora
Hon. Gen. SecretaryMr. S.N. Sharma
TreasurerMr. G.B. Singh
Editor – IJPM. L. Khorana

1949


PresidentProf. N.K. Basu
Vice President/sMr. P. Das
Dr. T.R. Seshadri
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. D.N. Majumdar
TreasurerProf. G.P. Shrivastava
Editor – IJPM. L. Khorana

1948


PresidentProf. M.L. Schroff
Vice President/sProf. N.K. Basu
Prof. Bashir Ahmad
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. D.N. Majumdar
TreasurerProf. G.P. Shrivastava
Editor – IJPM. L. Khorana

1946 – 1947


PresidentDr. H.R. Nanji
Vice President/sMr. S.N. Bal
Dr. B.K. Singh
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. D.N. Majumdar
TreasurerProf. G.P. Shrivastava
Editor – IJPM. L. Khorana

1944 – 1945


PresidentDr. H.K. Sen
Vice President/sMr. S.N. Bal
Dr. B.K. Singh
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. D.N. Majumdar
TreasurerProf. N.K. Basu
Editor – IJPM.L. Shroff

1942 – 1943


PresidentDr. B.C. Guha
Vice President/sMr. S.N. Bal
Dr. P.K. Bose 
Dr. T.R. Seshadri
Hon. Gen. SecretaryDr. D.N. Majumdar
TreasurerProf. N.K. Basu
Editor – IJPM.L. Shroff

1939 – 1941


PresidentRai Bahadur B.N. Vyas
Vice President/sCapt. S.K. Chaudhary
Dr. B.B. Bhatia 
Mr. S.N. Bal
Hon. Gen. SecretaryProf. M.L. Schroff
TreasurerProf. N.K. Basu
Editor – IJPM.L. Shroff