New Zealand Self-Medication Industry - Latest News [Page 2]

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 >>

SMI Response to Ibuprofen Use and Potassium Deficiency

Monday, 21 March 2011, 5:46 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The NZ Self-Medication Industry today urged caution in reacting to a new study suggesting a link between ibuprofen and potassium deficiency. In particular care should be taken to distinguish over-the-counter use from longer term use and misuse. More >>

Paracetamol and Asthma Link in Children Clarified

Tuesday, 30 November 2010, 9:20 am | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The New Zealand Self Medication Industry (NZSMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, says media reports today of an observational study by University of Otago, Wellington into paracetamol use in children and later ... More >>

Over-the-counter pain relievers and pregnancy

Monday, 15 November 2010, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

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

Aspirin should stay in supermarkets

Tuesday, 31 August 2010, 12:35 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The New Zealand Self Medication Industry (NZSMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, says aspirin should remain in supermarkets as it has not seen any evidence that requires restriction of the popular medicine. More >>

Link between paracetamol, asthma incidence queried

Monday, 16 August 2010, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The New Zealand Self Medication Industry (NZSMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, says it is aware of recent media reports of new research (International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood) suggesting ... More >>

Swine Flu threat – what you can do

Thursday, 12 August 2010, 2:47 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The New Zealand Self Medication Industry (NZSMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, said today New Zealanders can do a lot to care for themselves and help reduce the spread of influenza pandemic (H1N1) ... More >>

Consumers reassured re benefits of calcium

Wednesday, 4 August 2010, 2:34 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 the benefits of calcium supplements in strengthening bones outweigh any known risks. More >>

Parents reassured re paracetamol use for children

Tuesday, 29 June 2010, 5:18 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The New Zealand Self Medication Industry (NZSMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, has today moved to reassure parents about the positive safety profile of paracetamol as a painkiller. More >>

Industry will work with Medsafe on re-labelling

Friday, 11 June 2010, 10:31 am | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (NZSMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, says its members are keen to work with Medsafe to ensure that re-labelling of cough and cold medicines is clear and ... More >>

Consumers face new curbs on access to OTC codeine

Thursday, 17 December 2009, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (NZSMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, today expressed disappointment at measures which will make it more difficult for New Zealand consumers to purchase ... More >>

NZ should adopt Minor Ailment Strategy now

Monday, 12 October 2009, 3:01 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

Two leading healthcare experts will be in New Zealand this week reporting on evidence that shows this country could save thousands of lives and precious health dollars by adopting a Minor Ailment Strategy such as used in the UK, and under consideration ... More >>

Pseudoephedrine ban not the answer

Friday, 9 October 2009, 10:10 am | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (NZSMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, said today that it was extremely disappointed in the Government’s decision to ban over-the-counter sales of cold tablets that ... More >>

Popular pain relievers not linked to NF disease

Monday, 21 September 2009, 12:25 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

Recent media reports suggesting a link between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which relieve pain for many thousands of New Zealanders and necrotising faciitis (NF) or so-called flesh-eating disease are incorrect, according to the New ... More >>

Banning pseudoephedrine is not the answer to "P"

Wednesday, 19 August 2009, 11:54 am | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (NZSMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, said today that a potential ban on over-the-counter sales of cold tablets that contain pseudoephedrine was not the answer ... More >>

Banning pseudoephedrine is not the answer to P

Tuesday, 18 August 2009, 11:40 am | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (NZSMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, said today that a potential ban on over-the-counter sales of cold tablets that contain pseudoephedrine was not the answer ... More >>

Concern on codeine needs to be kept in perspective

Tuesday, 21 July 2009, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

The New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (NZSMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, says that concern over the use of medicines containing codeine needs to be kept in perspective. More >>

NZ world-class non-prescription analgesics safety

Friday, 3 July 2009, 4:59 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 moves in the U.S. to impose further regulatory measures on acetaminophen (paracetamol) are not warranted ... More >>

NZSMI comment on children’s cough, cold medicine

Monday, 2 March 2009, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

Following a report in today’s NZ Herald and the UK Telegraph, the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (NZSMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, has moved to reassure parents that children’s cough and cold medicines ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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