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Video Forum: Scott Melville, CHPA

Video Forum: Scott Melville, CHPA

The latest installment in our Video Forum features Scott Melville, president and chief executive officer of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association. In addition to the rebranding of CHPA, Melville talks about what recently enacted O-T-C monograph reform means for the category, and the increasingly important part that nonprescription products are playing in health care.

CHPA issues statement regarding O-T-C measures in COVID-19 legislation

CHPA issues statement regarding O-T-C measures in COVID-19 legislation

WASHINGTON— Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) president and CEO, Scott Melville, issued the following statement upon final passage of the CARES Act, which among its many sections includes provisions to update and modernize the regulatory system overseeing most over-the-counter (O-T-C) medicines and to restore O-T-C eligibility under tax-preferred HSA and FSA accounts. “During this unprecedented

Supplement industry associations applaud FDA actions to protect consumers from fraudulent products related to COVID-19

Supplement industry associations applaud FDA actions to protect consumers from fraudulent products related to COVID-19

WASHINGTON — The U.S. dietary supplement industry commends the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for taking action to protect consumers by calling out marketers who make illegal and unsubstantiated drug claims related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.   In February, the industry issued strong warning to companies and consumers to avoid

Pharmacy Outlook: Scott Melville, CHPA

Pharmacy Outlook: Scott Melville, CHPA

Welcome to 2020, where, more than ever, patients and caregivers are taking control of their health care decisions and an increasing array of consumer health care products is helping them get well, stay healthy, treat minor ailments and even manage some chronic conditions. The marketplace is evolving before our eyes, including the manufacturers, who are

CHPA applauds house efforts to advance monograph reform

CHPA applauds house efforts to advance monograph reform

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) released the following statement upon the introduction of the Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act, bipartisan legislation to modernize the regulatory system overseeing the vast majority of over-the-counter (O-T-C) medicines – called the O-T-C Monograph system. The legislation is sponsored by House Energy and Commerce Committee

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