Founded in 1986, AAPS is an individual membership society of approximately 12,000 pharmaceutical scientists who have joined together to serve the public and their own common professional interests. AAPS is not a trade organization; it is a nonprofit organization that serves as an educational, scientific, and scholarly body. The AAPS Press Room is intended for journalists to gain information on AAPS, stay current with breaking scientific research and trends affecting the industry, and get in touch with experts through the AAPS Pharmaceutical Scientist Expert Center.

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AAPS provides a dynamic international forum for the exchange of knowledge among scientists to enhance their contributions to health. We offer timely scientific programs, ongoing education, opportunities for networking, and professional development.

Pharmaceutical Scientists
Pharmaceutical scientists are instrumental in the discovery and development of innovative drugs that improve health and save lives. Pharmaceutical scientists have a broad base of scientific knowledge and work at pharmaceutical companies; universities; and agencies like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Pharmacopeia, and the National Institutes of Health.

Please refer to the AAPS Pharmaceutical Science Primers for a look at examples of typical activities in the field.

For story ideas from the latest research, visit the online scientific journals: The AAPS Journal, AAPS PharmSciTech, and Pharmaceutical Research.

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