About Us


About us

PAGB (Proprietary Association of Great Britain) is the UK trade association which represents the manufacturers of branded over-the-counter medicines, self care medical devices and food supplements.

These are medicines, including traditional herbal remedies, self care medical devices and food supplements that can be sold at pharmacies, or retail outlets such as supermarkets and convenience stores, without a prescription.

It is PAGB’s ambition to shape the consumer healthcare market with effective self regulation to promote best practice in our industry, by acting as the voice of the industry, promoting self care for self-treatable conditions and providing a world-class service to our members.

Established in 1919, PAGB has a long and distinguished track record as the industry self-regulatory body ensuring balanced and responsible marketing of self care products.

This includes checking our member companies’ advertising to ensure it is responsible and not misleading, maintaining a fair and positive regulatory environment that encourages product innovation, and promoting the contribution that self-medication can make to people’s health at no cost to the NHS.

Find out more about membership and the benefits for members and associate members.

Who We Are

Donna Castle

Donna Castle

Director of Public Affairs and Communications
Katharine Mason

Katharine Mason

Director of Regulatory and Legal Affairs

Photography (John and Donna) by Lisa Bretherick

Our members

Useful links

Annual Review<br>2017-18


PAGB represents 43 companies that together account for two thirds of the UK consumer healthcare market

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