For all media enquiries please contact Belinda Wood, Acting Chief Executive Officer, 0431 792 711
For copies of all archived media releases dating back to 2009 please contact the GMiA office via our ‘Contact us’ page.
The Generic Medicines Industry Association (GMiA) is the national association representing companies that manufacture, supply and export generic medicines. The generic medicines sector is a high value-add sector delivering significant health and economic benefits to the Australian public.
The availability of generic medicines in this country helps to deliver:
- timely access to affordable medicines; substantial savings to the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme;
- thousands of highly skilled jobs; and domestic manufacturing and exports of over $500 million
Generic medicines deliver exactly the same health benefit to all Australians as the original brand and they must meet the same strict Australian standards, including the same manufacturing requirements, as branded medicines.