About the APSM

About the APSM

Shaping the future of the UK Specials sector

The Association of Pharmaceutical Specials Manufacturers (APSM) is a not-for-profit trade association established to represent the interests of its members who supply Specials and unlicensed medicines in the UK.

Aims and objectives

  • To promote and strengthen the UK Specials medicines industry and the use of Specials and unlicensed medicines in the UK
  • To represent the views and interests of Specials manufacturers and suppliers, in particular to the UK government, and the devolved administrations and health departments, regulators and other relevant third parties
  • To provide a compliant forum for the exchange of ideas and best practice and agree and maintain appropriate standards of conduct for APSM members
  • To promote a regulatory, pricing and market environment that enables the reasonable development and sustainability of Specials and unlicensed medicines markets in the interests of APSM members, patients and UK health services