12 April 2022 –
Consumer Healthcare Products (CHP) Australia today releases the industry’s priorities ahead of the 2022 Federal Election.
CHP Australia believes that Australians’ health and healthcare system are best served by robust healthcare policies that deliver evidence-based solutions to raise health literacy, promote self-care and self-medication capabilities, and ensure that, where appropriate, more medicines are made available without a prescription.
To that end, the following priorities and recommendations are focused on advancing responsible self-care and supporting the consumer healthcare products industry.
Embedding self-care in national health policy and practice, and dedicated investment in self-care initiatives
Supporting a tobacco-free and nicotine-free future.
Ongoing collaboration with industry to address the challenges of plastics, waste, and the circular economy, unifying national packaging standards and requirements, and improving coordination between jurisdictions.
Improving regulator capacity, and supporting ongoing cooperation and consultation between the Therapeutic Goods Administration and industry.
CHP Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Deon Schoombie, explains,
CHP Australia will be following the election campaign closely, and will gladly offer our public endorsement of any policies that advance responsible self-care for health, or support the consumer healthcare industry.