ILAR is the first regional association in Latin America of Non-Prescription Medicines. It was founded in 2001 with the aim of promoting self-care in the use of medicines without prescription, optimizing resources and social welfare systems and contributing to public health through responsible medication.

ILAR is formed by associations of manufacturers of these products, as well as by leading pharmaceutical companies in the region. In addition, ILAR is the spokesperson of this sector before the Global Sefl-Care Federation (GSCF), a non-governmental entity that has an official relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO), and it is formed by 54 other associations of the five continents.

The Latin American Association of Non-Prescription Drugs (ILAR) is an inter-American nonprofit organization that works to promote the approach to the use of over-the-counter medications, people in general and institutions linked to the health care of the population .

Founded in December 2001, it is made up of associations of manufacturers of these products and leading pharmaceutical companies in the region, committed to the proper use of non-prescription medicines in Latin America. ILAR is also the spokesperson for this sector of the industry to the World Self-Medication Industry (WSMI), a non-governmental entity that has an official relationship with the World Health Organization and to which it belongs along with 54 other associations of the five continents.