External links

Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)

The industry association for the medical technology sector in the UK. www.abhi.org.uk

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

Represents the manufacturers of prescription medicines. www.abpi.org.uk/

British Generic Manufacturers Association (BGMA)

Represents the manufacturers of generic medicines. www.britishgenerics.co.uk

Cosmetic, Toiletry Perfumery Association (CTPA)

Represents the manufacturers and suppliers of personal care products www.ctpa.org.uk

Department of Health

UK Government department responsible for health. ww.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health

European Medicines Agency (EMEA)

The European medicines regulatory body. www.emea.europa.eu

European Self-medication Industry (AESGP)

Represents the manufacturers of non-prescription medicines, food supplements and self-care medical devices in Europe. PAGB is a member. www.aesgp.eu

Global Self Care Federation (GSCF)

The world federation promoting better health through self-medication. www.selfcarefederation.org

Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA UK)

Previously known as the British Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers. www.hdauk.co.uk/

Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS)

Provides accurate and balanced information on vitamins, minerals and food supplements. Funded by PAGB. www.hsis.org

International Self-Care Foundation

ISF works with all stakeholders in health to support countries, communities and individuals in the adoption of evidence-based self-care practices. http://isfglobal.org/

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

The UK medicines regulatory body for medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion in the UK. www.gov.uk/government/organisations/medicines-and-healthcare-products-regulatory-agency


Collects and analyses market data on consumer and retail healthcare. www.nielsen.com

Self Care Forum

Independent charity which aims to further the reach of self care and embed it into everyday life www.selfcareforum.org

Yellow Card scheme

For reporting suspected side effects to any medication. yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk