WSMI - world self-medication industry
World Self-Medication Industry (WSMI)
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Welcome to WSMI... We aim to convey the social and economic value of responsible self-medication to health professionals, health authorities, consumers and others.

The World Self-Medication Industry is a federation of 50 member associations representing manufacturers and distributors of nonprescription medicines on all continents. We encourage the development of self-medication industry associations around the world to aid in the understanding and development of responsible self-medication. WSMI requires member associations to develop and implement voluntary codes of advertising practice and encourages consumer-friendly labelling.

In our role as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in official relations with the World Health Organization, we represent the self-medication industry and contribute to WHO's Public Health goals through our specialized expertise.

WSMI organizes world and regional conferences and develops research on aspects of responsible self-medication.