The association also marks 1 year since its establishment
Antibiotice, Berlin-Chemie and WÖRWAG Pharma, companies operating in the self-care sector, have recently joined RASCI (Romanian Association of the Self-Care Industry). Thus, starting this July, the three companies are full members of the association.
“We welcome the three companies among our members and we are convinced that we will have a fruitful collaboration, which, in the long run, will have a positive impact on the general health of Romanian consumers. Ever since the establishment of the association, we have set ourselves to become a strong, competent and unitary voice of the industry we represent. Only a year in and we are much closer to meeting this objective, with new members who share the same vision and through numerous initiatives that have as final goal the correct information of Romanian consumers and the promotion of responsible self-care”, says Razvan Bosinceanu, RASCI President (photo).
The foundation of the association was laid a year ago by manufacturers, importers and distributors of non-prescription medicines (OTC), food supplements and self-care medical devices active on the Romanian market (Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, Reckitt Benckiser, Pfizer, Prisum). Shortly after the establishment of the association, other companies (Fildas, Secom, Terapia and UniComs) joined the seven founding members, Antibiotice, Berlin-Chemie and WÖRWAG Pharma being the newest members of the association.
“On this occasion, we mark not only the extension of the association with new members, but also our 1-year anniversary. Just one year after its establishment, we are proud to announce that RASCI has a close collaboration with relevant authorities and institutions, as well as with European professional institutions and organizations, to update and improve the existing regulations and to align the current national legislative framework to European good practices. At the same time, RASCI has signed a collaboration protocol with the Romanian Advertising Council (RAC), for mutual support in observing the compliance of industry players’ commercial communication with national advertising norms and has lend its expertise within the most relevant events in the market. Moreover, we have set up a broad educational campaign that seeks to provide accurate information on the categories of products represented, their role and effects on the body, and the clear differences between them, a campaign to be implemented in the long run starting with the second half of this year”, says Diana Mereu, RASCI Executive Director.
RASCI supports the responsible and informed administration of non-prescription medicines, food supplements and medical devices for personal use, by properly informing and educating Romanian consumers.