New leaders to protect consumers’ right to self-care

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Consumer Health Products New Zealand (CHPNZ) has appointed two industry leaders to help ensure consumers retain rights to selfcare when it comes to over-the-counter medication.

Abs Saadi, country head at Bayer NZ Consumer Health, is the new chairman with Marcus Thieme, country director of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health NZ, is deputy chairman.

The pair will help CHPNZ executive director Scott Milne promote the value of self-care, drive industry initiatives, including submissions on the Therapeutic Products Bill, currently before Parliament’s health select committee after its first reading in December last year.

CHPNZ represents the importers,manufacturers and distributors of nonprescription medicines and natural health products.

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