ASMI congratulates and thanks Jane Halton

27 June 2014

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27 June 2014 - The Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) today congratulated Professor Jane Halton PSM on her appointment as Secretary of the Federal Department of Finance and recognised her for her immense contributions to Australian and international health policy over the last twelve years.

In recognising Professor Halton for her role in shaping health policy, ASMI Executive Director Dr Deon Schoombie said: "Professor Halton's strong leadership and substantial contributions to health policy over the last decade will have impacts for years to come.

"ASMI has enjoyed a longstanding collaborative relationship with Professor Halton over many years. We look forward to continuing this relationship with her in her new role.

"We wish Professor Halton well," says Dr Schoombie.

About ASMI: The Australian Self-Medication Industry (ASMI) is the peak body representing sponsors of non-prescription medicines - over-the-counter (OTC) and complementary medicines. Its members make up 85 per cent of the $4bn self care market. Membership totals 60 companies and ASMI members employ approximately 17,000 people with exports estimated at $600 million annually. ASMI's mission is to promote better health through responsible self care. This means ensuring that safe and effective self care products are readily available to all Australians at a reasonable cost. ASMI works to encourage responsible use by consumers and an increasing role for cost-effective self-medication products as part of the broad national health strategy.

For more information or to arrange a media interview, please contact:
Marie Kelly-Davies
PR Manager, Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI)
M:0408 256 381 E: