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.​​​​​​​

For further information and background, please review:

  1. Public Health and Economic Implications of the United Kingdom Exiting the EU and the Single Market, Office of Health Economics [commissioned by the ABPI and BioIndustry Association], published December 2017
  2. UK’s Exit from the European Union: Brexit Life Science Industry Coalition Position Paper, published December 2017
  3. Maintaining and growing the UK’s world leading Life Sciences sector in the context of leaving the EU, ABPI, BioIndustry Association and PWC, published September 2016

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