Supplying medicines to treat a wide range of conditions
From cholesterol reducers and antibiotics to anti infectives and pain relievers
Focusing on MS, cancer, Parkinson’s, asthma, pain and more
Bringing hope to patients for the future
Many of our medicines are a ‘generic’. Generic medicines contain the same active, or key, ingredient as the original medicine brand.
It’s a little bit like buying the premium brand baked beans at the supermarket versus buying the lower cost alternative brand of baked beans from the supermarket themselves. The key ingredient for both is still beans.
We supply more packs of medicine to the NHS each year than anyone else – that's around 13% of total packs of medicine in the UK.6
Generic medicines save the NHS billions of pounds a year.7 These savings mean that when difficult decisions about the allocation of funding need to be made within the NHS, generic medicines have done their part in allowing a proportion of the budget to be freed up.
* This medicine is subject to additional monitoring to allow quick identification of new safety information. You can help by reporting any side effects you may get. See www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard for how to report side effects.
1 http://www.asthma.org.uk/asthma-facts-and-statistics accessed 15.03.16
2 http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx accessed 15.03.16
3 https://painuk.org/ accessed 18.03.16
4 http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/incidence#heading-Zero accessed 15.03.16
5 http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/infertility/pages/introduction.aspx accessed 15.03.16
6 Data on file
7 http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article4570428.ece accessed 18.03.16