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Latest Consumer Healthcare Products Association Stories

2011-06-20 10:02:00

New study highlights OTC medicines' valuable role WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans could avoid approximately 50 million unnecessary visits to primary care physicians each year and save over $5 billion per year with increased self-care, including the safe and effective use of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, according to a recent cost analysis of health management options. These findings--along with a corresponding consumer and physician survey--were...

2011-05-18 14:02:00

Makers of Over-the-Counter Single-Ingredient Pediatric Acetaminophen Products Already Taking Action to Help Parents Accurately Dose and Safely Store Medicines WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), representing makers of over-the-counter (OTC) single-ingredient acetaminophen medicines for children, applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) efforts to help parents and caregivers give their children the right...

2011-05-13 19:30:00

Stop Sale Technology Will Allow Consumers Access To Cold & Allergy Medicines, While Blocking Criminals WASHINGTON, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today released the following statement in response to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signing into law a bill that requires the state to track all purchases of products containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) in real time allowing retailers and pharmacists to block sales to any...

2011-05-11 11:23:00

Letters sent to congressional leadership WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and other members of the Health Choices Coalition sent a letter to select members of Congress urging repeal of the requirement that prevents consumers from using their flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) to purchase over-the-counter (OTC) medicines without first getting a doctor's prescription. "This issue is about empowering...

2011-05-09 21:17:00

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Scott M. Melville, president and CEO of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), in response to the Missouri House passing legislation making over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) available only by obtaining a doctor's prescription: "Today's vote in the Missouri House of Representatives in support for legislation requiring a doctor's prescription to access...

2011-05-05 11:02:00

Move to one liquid concentration of these pediatric pain and fever reducers is the latest industry effort to help parents and caregivers avoid any potential dosing confusion WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), representing the makers of over-the-counter (OTC) single-ingredient liquid pediatric acetaminophen medicines, announces plans to convert these pediatric products to just one concentration. While the...

2011-03-25 16:02:00

Senate bill allows regulatory agency to impede access to basic medications WASHINGTON, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association today issued the following statement in response to passage of Senate Bill 437: "Legislation sponsored by Senator Percy Malone and now signed into law places new, onerous burdens on Arkansas families and makes it more difficult for those with common colds and allergies, even basic aches and pains, to get the...

2011-02-10 15:34:00

Legislation will reverse ban on OTC reimbursement impacting 19 million American households WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is pleased to lend its support for The Patients' Freedom to Choose Act, introduced today by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) and Representative Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) This important legislation would repeal a requirement enacted into law as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...

2010-12-15 10:53:00

--Industry demonstrates unity in support of agency actions, consumer safety-- WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The dietary supplement industry's leading trade associations today joined forces with FDA to support heightened efforts to address significant public health problems posed by products that are illegally marketed as dietary supplements but contain the same active ingredients as FDA-approved drugs or other ingredients that do not qualify as dietary...

2010-09-14 17:54:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association issued the following statement on the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee's recommendation not to schedule over-the-counter (OTC) medicines containing dextromethorphan: "Today's FDA advisory committee decision not to recommend scheduling OTC cough medicines containing dextromethorphan as a controlled substance reflects a sound balancing of the benefits of over-the-counter medicines...