During the early 1970’s information officers within the UK pharmaceutical industry identified areas of common interest and became increasingly aware of the need to exchange ideas and experiences to further their professional development. As a result, the Association of Information Officers in the Pharmaceutical Industry (AIOPI) was formed in 1974.
In 2005, AIOPI rebranded to PIPA in recognition of the growing number of members working within the field of pharmacovigilance.
PIPA’s membership now includes professionals who work in a variety of pharmaceutical information management roles, from entry level through to senior management:
- medical information
- Code compliance
- medical affairs
- medical scientific liaison
- regulatory affairs
- scientific research information
- business information