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Dominic Cadden
Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI)

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Current Releases

OTC labels the key to safe use of NSAID painkillers

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Australian Self Medication Industry acknowledges that a Danish study examining the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has further explored the association between NSAIDs and cardiovascular disease in people who are elderly, sick and using other medications. However, the study should not cause any alarm for people who do not fall into these categories and who follow the instructions on the labels of over-the-counter (OTC) NSAID medicines such as ibuprofen and diclofenac.  Read More  

Canadian report reinforces the need for a Prescription to OTC 'Switch Agenda'

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Canadian study has shown how CAD$1 billion (AUD$983 million) can be freed up from the Canadian healthcare system and the broader economy by switching just three categories of medication from prescription to over-the-counter (OTC). The Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) today used this report to reinforce its call for a prescription to OTC ‘Switch Agenda’ to enable a regulatory environment that is more favourable to ‘switch’. Read More  

Earlier Press releases

  • 24/01/2017: Three simple steps to better outcomes for consumers’ health and the economy
  • 18/01/2017: ASMI welcomes new Health Minister Greg Hunt
  • 13/01/2017: Fish oil during pregnancy linked to lower incidence of asthma and wheezing in children
  • 09/01/2017: Protecting children with sunscreens
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