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 retailer regulatory membership is for organisations that operate a retail business selling branded over-the-counter products direct to UK consumers. Our membership enables retailers to stay up to speed on all regulatory matters and input into policy that affects the whole industry, as well as maintaining awareness of supply and maximising your business impact.
Our current retailer regulatory members include:
Whether it’s changes following Brexit, pack design, reclassification or complex ingredient issues, our in-house experts will guide you through the evolving regulatory landscape. We’ll keep you up to date via regular member-only email intelligence briefings and need-to-know alerts.
We also offer retailer regulatory members access to the pre-vetting of changes to pack design and layout for OTC medicines as part of MHRA’s P3 expedited (P3Ex) assessment procedure at a discounted rate, significantly speeding up the process of MHRA approval.
As a PAGB retailer regulatory member, you’re eligible to receive general advertising advice that is not specific product related*. This does not include our copy clearance service.
Get our expert advice and approval on multi-product campaigns featuring a combination of PAGB member companies (direct access on behalf of PAGB member companies).
*Own product/brand-specific bespoke advice (e.g. labelling, advertising) not included, but can be provided at discounted consultancy rates.
Our suite of training workshops covering regulatory and advertising rules for OTC medicines, medical devices and food supplements are heavily discounted for members and we offer bespoke workshops, available in-house and online.
Members are encouraged to join one of 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 and 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.
Retailer regulatory members can make use of PAGB’s central London meeting rooms at heavily discounted rates, and hot desk 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.
Retailer regulatory membership starts from £4,000 + VAT (at 20%) per year. Membership fees are based on the organisation’s UK consumer healthcare sales and charged on a pro rata basis from the date you join. Retailer regulatory membership covers you and colleagues working within the UK consumer healthcare department.
We have in-house specialists who can work with you to understand what you need and put together a proposal to help you move forward with your consumer healthcare business journey.
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
“Continue the excellent work on EU Exit and engagement with Government bodies – this has been really beneficial to the sector.”
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.
Gateway membership provides your company with the support it needs to reclassify a medicine or launch an OTC product to the UK market.
PAGB’s consultancy service enables your business to start on the right foot as you venture into the UK consumer healthcare industry.