ASMI congratulates Dr Martin Cross, new Medicines Australia Chair

26 June 2013

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26 June 2013 - The Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) today congratulates Dr Martin Cross on his appointment as the new Chair of Medicines Australia, effective early November 2013.

ASMI has worked with Dr Cross on a number of industry issues over the years, particularly through the Medicines Partnership of Australia in which Dr Cross was a key representative during his tenure as Chair of the Generic Medicines Industry Association (GMiA).

Commenting on the new appointment, ASMI's President Mr Mark Sargent said:
"The members of ASMI would like to congratulate Martin on his new appointment as Chairman to the Board of Medicines Australia. Martin's extensive knowledge and experience means he is well placed to progress the strategic priorities of the innovative medicines industry.

"ASMI and Medicines Australia share a common goal in ensuring Australians have access to high-quality and affordable healthcare products that can improve health, prevent disease and manage illness. We look forward to continuing to work in parallel with Medicines Australia to encourage greater investment in high quality medicines, primarily through the provision of intellectual property protection for research supporting product innovation."
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Media contact: Michelle Sollitt-Davis - ASMI PR Manager
Ph: 02 9923 9410 | M: 0422 084 951 | Email: michelle@asmi.com.au

About ASMI: The Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) is the peak industry body for the Australian self care industry representing consumer healthcare products including over-the-counter medicines and complementary medicines. 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. www.asmi.com.au