No danger in S3 ad push: ASMI

Claims that the Australian Self-Medication Industry’s push for a relaxation of the restrictions on advertising Schedule 3 products would promote “addictive painkillers”, are wrong the organisation says.

A media statement the Consumers’ Health Forum (CHF) today claimed the push could lead to an “American-style free-for-all in the promotion of potentially lethal medications”.

“CHF is concerned that any move to ease restrictions on S3 product advertising obviously raises the potential of unwary consumers being swayed by advertising