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Texas signs age-restriction law to curb teen cough medicine abuse

Texas signs age-restriction law to curb teen cough medicine abuse

WASHINGTON — On May 17th, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law an age-18 requirement for the purchase of over-the-counter (O-T-C) medicines containing the cough suppressant dextromethorphan (DXM), an ingredient which is abused by some teenagers to get high. Texas is the 19thstate to prohibit the sale of O-T-C cough medicine to minors, joining other

Tim Hayes receives Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award

Tim Hayes receives Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) awarded its Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award Monday to longtime industry leader Tim Hayes. The annual award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. consumer healthcare industry recognizing the outstanding work and contributions of individuals whose actions have created a lasting impact on the people and

Study: O-T-Cs save health care system billions

Study: O-T-Cs save health care system billions

WASHINGTON — Over-the-counter (O-T-C) medicines save the U.S. health care system nearly $146 billion a year, a new study has found. The report, “Value of O-T-C Medicines to the U.S. Healthcare System,” which was released by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), found that, on average, each dollar spent on O-T-Cs saves the national system

CVS a big winner at CHPA annual gala

CVS a big winner at CHPA annual gala

NEW YORK — CVS Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Bayer Consumer Health + BrightGuard were the big winners Tuesday evening at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Educational Foundation at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. The CHPA’s annual gala celebrates the foundation’s mission of happier, healthier lives through responsible self-care and

CHPA urges participation in supplement registry

CHPA urges participation in supplement registry

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) has called on members that market dietary supplements to submit product labels to the Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL) developed by Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and independent safety science firm UL. CRN said the announcement follows talks between CHPA and its Dietary Supplements Committee, which reviewed

Rx switches lead allergy sufferers to OTCs

Rx switches lead allergy sufferers to OTCs

WASHINGTON — More allergy sufferers are opting for over-the-counter medicines to alleviate their symptoms as more prescription products switch to OTC status, according to new research Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and Nielsen. CHPA said Thursday the study found that 60% adult allergy sufferers use only OTCs for treatment, up from just more than half

Year of opportunity for OTC medicines

Year of opportunity for OTC medicines

The past year has brought much change, perhaps most evident in the recent national and local elections. As we welcome a new American president and Congress, the country is waiting to see how the regulatory and legislative landscape will evolve. But I am certain that one thing will not change: the continued importance of over-the-counter

CHPA Educational Foundation gives awards

CHPA Educational Foundation gives awards

NEW YORK — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Educational Foundation held its inaugural gala Monday night in Manhattan’s iconic Rainbow Room at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. At the sold-out event, CHPA celebrated members of the health care community whose partnerships with the foundation have made significant strides to advance public education on the safe use,

CHPA hails Georgia for adoption of PSE stop-sale system

CHPA hails Georgia for adoption of PSE stop-sale system

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) has applauded Georgia for becoming the 33rd state to adopt real-time, stop-sale technology for illegal purchases of medication containing pseudoephedrine (PSE). Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal last week signed legislation, approved by the state legislature and sponsored by State Rep. David Clark Clark and State Sen. Renee Unterman (R.),

CHPA announces new officers, board members

CHPA announces new officers, board members

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) has elected officers and members to its board of directors. CHPA said Wednesday that Patrick Lockwood-Taylor, vice president of Personal Health Care North America and Digestive Wellness Design for Procter & Gamble Co., will continue to serve as chairman. Jeffrey Needham, executive vice president and general manager

CHPA board re-elects P&G exec as chairman

CHPA board re-elects P&G exec as chairman

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Procter & Gamble Co. executive Patrick Lockwood-Taylor has been re-elected as chairman of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) board of directors. Lockwood-Taylor, who is vice president of personal health care for North America and digestive wellness design at Procter & Gamble, was named chairman at CHPA’s 2015 Annual Executive Conference,

CHPA foundation launches KnowYourOTCs.org

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association Educational Foundation has unveiled a new name and look for its online hub, KnowYourOTCs.org. CHPA said Tuesday that KnowYourOTCs.org has replaced OTCsafety.org as the go-to source for consumers seeking information on the safe use, storage and disposal of over-the-counter medicines. The mobile-friendly website is designed to

CHPA backs bill to repeal FSA restriction on OTCs

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) has endorsed the Restoring Access to Medicines Act of 2015 (H.R. 1270), which would make it easier for consumers to use medical savings account funds to buy over-the-counter medicines. CHPA said Thursday that the bill, introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Lynn Jenkins (R., Kan.)