The UK is at the forefront of the global pharmaceutical industry. As well as developing new medicines for many diseases, the pharmaceutical industry in the UK provides many other benefits to the British economy, including income, employment, expertise and major investment.
Medicines and vaccines
Medicines and vaccines have helped deliver improvements in patient health. History shows us the great advances we have made - today we continue to see the potential to eradicate disease and improve health outcomes when we invest in science and adopt and use new medicines.
Trailblazing scientists are the backbone of our industry. These are the people that discover the molecules and develop the medicines to tackle the toughest diseases we face in society.
Putting patients first
Patients’ involvement in all aspects of healthcare and medicines is increasing. Patients and patient groups are ‘at the table’ earlier in discussions.
Letting innovation flourish
The way we bring new medicines to life is changing. Regulators, scientists and healthcare professionals are working together to ensure access to new medicines and other therapies is accelerated.
The future of healthcare is an exciting one. With innovations in genomics, healthcare data, advanced therapies and innovative technologies, our industry will continue to progress and provide hope to people so they can live longer, healthier and productive lives.
Corporate responsibilityAll our member companies seek to operate in an ethically responsible way.
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