The pharmaceutical industry in Britain has an impressive reputation based on a long history of achievement. The sector relies on a solid science base, dedicated researchers and notable business strengths that match the very best in the world.
Major new advances in treatment developed in British laboratories offer entirely new opportunities to treat disease and ill health, to the benefit of patients all over the world.
This section of our website provides a selected range of statistics about the pharmaceutical industry, both in the United Kingdom and overseas.
We have also produced a booklet, entitled 'Delivering value to the UK: the contribution of the pharmaceutical industry to patients, the NHS and the economy', which provides useful facts and stats about the pharmaceutical industy.
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The Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA) is responsible for administering the ABPI Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry at arm's length of the ABPI itself.
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