Roche Rejoins ABPI After Long Absence To Help Forum Address Brexit
Roche's decision to return to the UK industry body the ABPI reflects the Swiss company’s considerable commercial interests in Britain and the need for drug makers operating there to work more closely together as the Brexit process begins.
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Roche's decision not to rejoin the UK industry body the ABPI after its six-month suspension for breaching the advertising code of practice has understandably made waves in the sector. After all, Roche is a pillar of the pharmaceutical establishment and its departure will affect both the ABPI's image and its revenues. But are there any implications for the future of self-regulation by the industry, as some have suggested?