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

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Companies qualify for full membership of PAGB if they manufacture and/or market branded non-prescription medicines, self-care medical devices, food supplements or registered herbal medicines in the United Kingdom.

We also welcome applications for associate membership from companies that are:

Companies that offer, or could offer, services to PAGB or its member companies including for example, but not limited to, advertising agencies, PR consultancies, regulatory consultancies, marketing agencies, sales and distribution companies and public affairs agencies are also eligible for associate membership.

If your company meets the membership criteria we’d love to hear from you – new member applications are always welcome.

Below are the answers to some frequently asked questions. Please contact us to apply or for more information.

Who can become a member of PAGB?

Companies qualify for full membership of PAGB if they manufacture and/or market branded non-prescription medicines, self-care medical devices, food supplements or registered herbal medicines in the United Kingdom.

Full members are required to support the aims of PAGB and agree to comply with the Articles of Association and the Codes of Practice:

PAGB Consumer Code for Medicines
PAGB Professional Code for Medicines
PAGB Packaging Code

We have a product in development, can we join PAGB?

Your company can apply to join PAGB as an Associate Member. Once your product has been launched your company can apply to become a full Member.

Our product is switching from POM to P-medicine, can we join PAGB?

Your company can apply for Associate Membership.

What is an Associate Member?

Companies that don’t meet the criteria for full membership can apply to be associate members. We accept applications in two categories:

  1. companies that offer, or could offer, services to PAGB or its member companies including for example, but not limited to, advertising agencies, PR consultancies, regulatory consultancies, marketing agencies, sales and distribution companies and public affairs agencies.
  2. companies whose products are still in development, or are seeking to reclassify a medicine, i.e. undertaking a switch from a prescription only medicine (POM) to a pharmacy (P) or general sales list (GSL) category medicine

How much does it cost to join PAGB?

Full Members pay an annual membership fee based on the eligible products they market in the UK. The minimum fee is £3,500 plus VAT at 20%. Any company wishing to join should contact PAGB for a quotation on their subscription.

The annual subscription for Associate members is £2,500 plus VAT at 20%.

What are the benefits of being a PAGB Member?

PAGB’s team of experts is here to support you. The exclusive benefits available to members of PAGB include:

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