About the ABPI

The ABPI represents innovative resea​rch-based biopharmaceutical companies, large, medium and small, leading an exciting new era of biosciences in the UK.

Our industry, a major contributor to the economy of the UK, brings life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to patients. We represent companies who supply more than 80 per cent of all branded medicines used by the NHS and who are researching and developing the majority of the current medicines pipeline, ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of helping patients prevent and overcome disease.

Globally our industry is researching and developing more than 7,000 new medicines.

The ABPI is recognised by government as the industry body negotiating on behalf of the branded pharmaceutical industry for statutory consultation requirements including the pricing scheme for medicines in the UK.​​​​​​​

Details of payments and benefits in kind made by pharmaceutical companies to UK health professionals and organisations can be found on Disclosure UK.  

In a recent report, Disclosure UK was named as the most accessible of European platforms for finding this information. ​

About Disclosure UK

Disclosure UK is a searchable database, published on the ABPI's website, detailing 'transfers of value' – payments and benefits in kind made to UK HCPs and HCOs by pharmaceutical companies.

The database, launched in June 2016, is updated annually with the previous year's disclosures and contains details of certain payments and other benefits in kind made to HCPs unless there is a legal reason why a particular HCP cannot be individually named.

The annual publication of this data on Disclosure UK is a requirement of the ABPI's Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry. It is part of a Europe-wide transparency initiative spanning 33 countries, which are all making these payments and benefits in kind public every year.

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