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OTC pain medications safe for the heart

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 12:10 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

Consumer healthcare products industry body, the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (SMI), says that people who follow the on-pack instructions for over-the-counter (OTC) non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and diclofenac, ... More >>

Response to Consumer NZ review on cold & flu medicines

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

Consumer healthcare products industry body, the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (SMI), says consumers can continue to use over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines with confidence. More >>

OTC labels the key to safe use of NSAID painkillers

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 9:11 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

OTC labels the key to safe use of NSAID painkillers March 18, 2017 – Consumer healthcare products industry body, the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (SMI), acknowledges that a Danish study examining the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ... More >>

Move to make oral contraceptive pill available from pharmacists applauded

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

February 14, 2017 – Consumer healthcare products industry body, the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (SMI), applauds a breakthrough recommendation by Medsafe’s Medicine Classifications Committee (MCC) to change the classification of certain ... More >>

Paracetamol should be taken at the recommended dose

Friday, 30 October 2015, 1:50 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

October 30, 2015 – Consumer healthcare products industry body, the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (SMI), reaffirmed today that paracetamol has a well-known safety profile when taken at the recommended dose. More >>

OTC analgesics containing codeine safe for majority of users

Friday, 1 May 2015, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

1 May 2015 – Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines containing codeine, including codeine-combination analgesics, are an effective short-term option for temporary relief of moderate to strong pain, when taken according to the directions on the pack, the consumer healthcare ... More >>

NZSMI congratulates global award winner

Friday, 17 April 2015, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

NZSMI congratulates global award winner April 17, 2015 : Consumer healthcare products industry body, the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry Association (SMI), congratulates one of its member companies, Douglas Pharmaceuticals, on winning “The Most Innovative ... More >>

NZSMI reminds pregnant women to check medication with doctor

Friday, 26 September 2014, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

September 26, 2014: Consumer healthcare products industry body, the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry Association (SMI), today reminded consumers that over-the-counter analgesics, like all other medicines, should only be used during pregnancy on the ... More >>

NZSMI reminds pregnant women to check medication with doctor

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 2:46 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (SMI) today reminded consumers that over-the-counter analgesics, like all other medicines, should only be used during pregnancy on the advice of a doctor. More >>

Role of vitamin D and calcium indisputable for bone health

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

Despite the current debate surrounding vitamin D, its role in maintaining good bone health and protecting against osteoporosis, in combination with calcium, is indisputable. More >>

OTC pain relievers for relieving pain, not pain prevention

Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 1:17 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

As more than 11,000 runners prepare to race in one of New Zealand’s largest marathons and half marathons in Auckland on Sunday, consumer healthcare products industry body, the New Zealand Self Medication Industry (SMI), is reminding them to take over-the-counter ... More >>

Cough medicines restrictions not supported by firm evidence

Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

Consumer healthcare products industry body, the New Zealand Self Medication Industry (SMI), has moved to reassure consumers that cough medicines and lozenges containing pholcodine can continue to be used, as directed, for the treatment of non-productive ... More >>

Kiwis warned GP burden cannot be sustained

Tuesday, 15 January 2013, 10:25 am | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

New Zealanders may soon have to treat themselves for minor ailments instead of seeing their GP if they do not want to raid their superannuation savings to fund soaring medical bills in the future. More >>

Consumers can take calcium supplements with confidence

Monday, 26 November 2012, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (NZSMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products said today that consumers can take calcium supplements with confidence following a recent review of the scientific literature. More >>

Painkiller marketer heads off competition in OTC med awards

Friday, 26 October 2012, 11:41 am | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

Suzanne Yee, Reckitt Benckiser senior brand manager, was named Supreme Award winner in the New Zealand Self Medication Industry Association (SMI) awards announced last night at the SMI conference dinner at SkyCity in Auckland. More >>

Consumers find relief in OTC cough medicines

Monday, 15 October 2012, 1:29 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

New Zealanders have been safely using a range of over-the-counter (OTC) remedies to alleviate and relieve cough symptoms for more than 30 years and there is ample evidence the products work, according to the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry ... More >>

Better health through responsible self-medication

Friday, 25 May 2012, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

Kiwis Must Take More Responsibility For Own Health With tight fiscal discipline required to manage the precious health budget, New Zealanders must take more responsibility for their own health, says the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (SMI), the industry ... More >>

NSAIDs and the risk of miscarriage

Thursday, 8 September 2011, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The New Zealand Self Medication Industry (SMI) today commented on a nested case-control study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal[1]. The study included 4705 women who had experienced a spontaneous abortion and 47,050 matched controls. More >>

Use of antipyretics to reduce flu-related fever

Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 10:55 am | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The New Zealand Self-Medication Industry Association (SMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, said today it was aware of a recommendation by the Wellington-based Medical Research Institute that antipyretics, such as paracetamol, ... More >>

SMI welcomes renewed look at single medicines regulator

Tuesday, 21 June 2011, 12:06 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The New Zealand Self-Medication Industry Association (SMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, welcomed the announcement of plans for a renewed examination of a joint Australia-New Zealand medicines agency. More >>

 

 

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