What is the role of consumer healthcare?

The consumer healthcare industry has an important role to play in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. OTC products enable people to self care when they experience symptoms. Supporting people to self care for non-Covid-19 conditions will also help to reduce pressure on pharmacists and GPs who are needed to deal with this emergency.

What is PAGB doing on Covid-19?

PAGB is working closely with the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England on how our members can best support the Government as the situation develops. We are monitoring outputs from Government, MHRA and other stakeholders and sharing information with our members via our Covid-19 blog (log-in required) and a daily Covid-19 newsletter to members.

PAGB’s regulatory team is in regular contact with the regulator, MHRA about changes and flexibility relating to existing regulation for OTC medicines and medical devices.

Covid-19 and consumer healthcare