Here you will find all information relevant to OTC medicines, from codes and guidance, to training workshops.
This workshop gives you an overview of the self-regulatory system for OTC medicines advertising and how this applies to your campaigns.
Here you will find all information relevant to medical devices, from codes and guidance, to training workshops.
This workshop gives you an overview of the rules around advertising medical devices and provides practical advice on keeping your campaigns compliant.
Here you will find all information relevant to food supplements, from codes and guidance, to training workshops.
Find out what regulations apply to food supplements products and what this means for your brands.
Access the latest PAGB news, regulatory updates and news and views from the Health and Food Supplements Information Service.
Read our latest media statements released in response to media issues affecting the consumer healthcare industry (members only).
Find out about PAGB’s policy positions, including the latest updates, resources and PAGB activity.
This report showcases the current and potential impact of OTC usage in the UK.
We are the only trade association representing the interests of manufacturers of branded OTC medicines, self-care medical devices and food supplements in the UK.
Find out more about PAGB, our strategy and our Board.
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PAGB gateway membership is for organisations that are preparing for a product launch or seeking to reclassify a medicine. This could be undertaking a switch from a prescription-only medicine to a pharmacy or general sales list category medicine, developing a new product or introducing a new product to the UK market.
We are invested in giving your company the best support you need to prepare for launch.
Whether it’s changes following Brexit, pack design, reclassifications or complex ingredient issues, our in-house experts will guide you through the evolving regulatory landscape.
You’ll have access to our expedited pack design service, significantly speeding up the process of MHRA approval for your pack design changes and content.
We’ll keep you up to date via regular member-only emails, plus you’ll be able to access our regulatory guidance and one-to-one advice to support members to understand what you need to do and when.
Our specialist in-house advertising compliance team will make sure your advertising and marketing materials meet industry standards for OTC medicines, self-care medical devices and food supplements products.
We provide gateway members with up to 10 hours of advice for products in development (additional support is charged at a heavily discounted rate).
Our suite of training workshops covering regulatory and advertising rules for OTC medicines, medical devices and food supplements are heavily discounted for gateway members and we offer bespoke workshops, available in-house and online.
Members are encouraged to join our working groups to discuss and influence industry issues and contribute to PAGB activity on regulatory, advertising, public affairs and communications matters.
We provide expert comment and opinion to the media about self-care, OTC medicines, self-care medical devices and food supplements. We work on behalf of our members to protect and enhance the reputation of the consumer healthcare industry in the media and with the public to promote and encourage self-care.
Gateway members can make use of PAGB’s central London meeting rooms at heavily discounted rates, and hot-desks at our offices (both subject to availability).
If you would like to discuss joining PAGB or have any questions, then please email email@example.com. Applications for membership can be submitted at any time. If you are ready to join, the first step is filling out our membership application form – this can be found further down this page.
Gateway membership costs £2,950+VAT (at 20%) per year and this is charged on a pro rata basis from the date you join. Gateway membership covers you and colleagues working within the UK consumer healthcare department. Once your product has been reclassified or the development of your product has been completed, we will support you to move into full membership.
You may be at a stage where you are considering viable routes to market entry, exploring claims, or seeking to reclassify a product and we can support you on that via our consultancy service.
What our members are saying about us
“The leadership, with regards to innovative solutions and influencing the authorities on critical issues for the industry has been outstanding.”
– PAGB full member
“Working closely with PAGB has been instrumental in ensuring the success of the Cialis switch. Their guidance and expertise have helped us to navigate complex matters with MHRA.”
– Serenella Cascio, Sanofi
PAGB full membership is for organisations who manufacture and/or market branded OTC medicines, medical devices or food supplements in the UK.
PAGB associate membership is for organisations that offer (or could offer), services to PAGB or our member companies.
PAGB retailer regulatory membership is for organisations that operate a retail business selling branded over the counter products direct to UK consumers.
PAGB’s consultancy service enables your business to start on the right foot as you venture into the UK consumer healthcare industry.