PASMI’s mission and statutory goals

PASMI MISSION IS TO IMPLEMENT THE HIGHEST SELF-CARE AND SELF-MEDICATION STANDARDS IN POLAND FOR THE BENEFIT OF PATIENTS AND CONSUMERS.

MISSION statement is based on the following key principles:

  • Self-medication and self-care have fundamental value in maintaining and protecting the health of consumers/patients.
  • Self-medication and self-care are the first steps for conscious consumers/patients to maintain health and combat diseases. With widespread availability of safe over-the-counter products, dietary supplements and medical devices, citizens can satisfy their healthcare needs in the right place, time and form.
  • The importance of self-medication and self-care is widely recognized e.g. by EU parliament and national governments, medical and pharmaceutical communities and patients/consumers associations around the world.

Statutory objectives

  1. To ensure that self-care and self-medication plays an important role in Polish healthcare system  and becomes a fundamental topic in national health policy planning as valuable and cost-effective contributor to the health and well-being of Polish citizens.
  2. Facilitate the adoption and implementation of sustainable and favorable legal and economic regulations that enable innovation & development of new self-medication and self-care products & services and enhancement of the citizens’ access to products that satisfy their health needs
  3. Ensure, through self-regulation and best practice framework, that consumers/patients can be well informed about important facts on self-medication and self-care products e.g. through educational initiatives, advertising, presentation in pharmacies or different retail outlets, as well as development of brands that consumers/patients can trust.
  4. Promote appropriate and ethical marketing, sales and advertising practices.
  5. Take measures to build a reliable image and reputation of the self-care and self-medication industry in Poland

 

PASMI achieves these goals by:

  • working with broadly-defined healthcare entities, such as government institutions, non-governmental organizations and representatives of the medical, pharmaceutical and scientific community;
  • engaging in discussions and active participation in the work of authorities and decision makers drafting new regulations;
  • building open and transparent relationships between the industry and government institutions and decision-makers;
  • acting as the key spokesperson for, and provider of information on, the self-care industry
  • supporting initiatives that help develop the healthcare system and the special position of self-medication within the system;
  • developing and communicating evidence-based information on self-care.
  • working with European organizations whose goals and tasks are consistent with PASMI’s statutory activities.

Members PASMI

A&D Pharma
Aboca
Adamed
Bayer
GSK
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JNJ
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KF
KLOSTERFRAU
Omega
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Pfizer
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Pierre Fabre
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Polpharma
RB
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Sanofi
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Takeda
TEVA
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USP Zdrowie
Verco
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Walmark