ASMI congratulates Minister Ley on re-appointment

19 July 2016

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19 July 2016 - The Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) today congratulated on Sussan Ley on her reappointment as Federal Health Minister.

ASMI Chief Executive Officer, Deon Schoombie, said: "We look forward to continuing the constructive relationship we've had with Minister Ley and her office, and working on addressing our industry's key issues."

ASMI is keen to progress regulatory reforms on consumer communication of Pharmacist-Only (Schedule 3) Medicines, an overhaul of the scheduling framework and provisions for market exclusivity/data protection over-the counter and complementary medicines to incentivise innovation.

"These regulatory reforms would stimulate investment and innovation by the non-prescription medicines sector, and take pressure off the already stretched health budget. We are eager to maintain momentum on these reforms now the election is behind us and the ministry is confirmed" he added