The Global Self-Care Federation is a federation of regional and national associations, and manufacturers and distributors of nonprescription medicines on all continents. We are a Swiss association based near Geneva, Switzerland.
We support the development of industry associations around the world to aid in the understanding and development of responsible self-care and self-medication. The Global Self-Care Federation requires member associations to develop voluntary codes of advertising practice and encourages consumer-friendly labeling.
Companies in the self-care industry, research, manufacture and distribute nonprescription medicines and dietary supplements, designed and labeled for use without medical supervision. The public is made aware of these health products via direct advertising and they are available in pharmacies and, in many countries around the world, in other outlets.