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.