PASMI Polish Association of Self Medication Industry, as a contents partner, takes part in the second edition of the campaign of the Supreme Pharmaceutical Chamber [NIA] and the National Drug Institute [NIL] titled “Uwaga na leki – grypa i przeziębienie” [Be careful of drugs – flu and cold], devoted to flue and cold.
The indicated initiative is aimed at increasing the awareness of Poles and changing inappropriate behaviors and habits related to the use of medicinal products and treatment of viral infections.
“PASMI’s participation in the NIA and NIL educational project fits perfectly into one of the main statutory goals of the organization, which is educating patients in order to raise their awareness in the area of responsible and safe treatment. PASMI’s invitation to substantive support of the campaign gives us the opportunity to share the knowledge on how to treat responsibly with the Polish patient.” – says PASMI’s President, Ewa Jankowska.
The task of the educational campaign “Be careful of drugs – flu and cold” is to provide patients with the most important information on what should be done on the first symptoms of the disease, why it is so important to distinguish a flu from a cold, and what to pay attention to during self-treatment. On www.uwaganaleki.pl website dedicated to the action, patients will also find important tips on when it is necessary to consult a doctor, and when you only need to stay at home and fight the symptoms, when the risk of complications increases, which drugs should not be combined and which ones are not recommended for children and pregnant and lactating women.
PASMI Polish Association of Self Medication Industry promotes the responsible self-medication among the society through a conscious and safe use of products classified as drugs sold without Prescription. It pursues to establish relevant legal and systematic solutions for the development of the responsible use of OTC drugs as one of the elements of the healthcare system.
PASMI cooperates actively with European organisations whose goals and operations are in line with the statutory activity of PASMI. PASMI is a member of AESGP – Association of the European Self-Medication Industry. Currently, the Association has 20 members: Aboca, A&D Pharma, Adamed, Bayer, Biocodex, GSK, Johnson&Johnson, Klosterfrau, Omega Pharma Poland, Queisser Pharma, Pfizer, Polpharma, Reckitt Benckiser, Sanofi, Takeda, Teva, USP Zdrowie, Verco, Walmark and Polski Komitet Zielarski as a supporting member.