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Consumer Healthcare Products Association

House passes OTC Monograph Reform Legislation

House passes OTC Monograph Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 5333, the Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act of 2018 – bipartisan legislation sponsored by Representatives Bob Latta (R, Ohio), Diana DeGette (D, Colo.), Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael Burgess (R, Texas), Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Vice Chairman Brett Guthrie (R, Ky.),

Consumer health care: Barriers, contributors to growth

Consumer health care: Barriers, contributors to growth

It’s well-known that when it comes to grocery shopping, the consumer is in charge, armed with knowledge from manufacturer and retailer websites, online and offline advertising, and a tsunami of social media. The same is rapidly becoming true in day-to-day health care — i.e., self-care. Greater access to over-the-counter products and vitamins, minerals and supplements

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

Senate confirms Tom Price as HHS secretary

WASHINGTON — Vowing to fix what he called a “broken health care system,” Rep. Tom Price (R., Ga.) was sworn in earlier this month as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retail pharmacy groups responded by welcoming Price to his new post as HHS secretary. “We congratulate Rep. Tom Price on

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 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.),

HBA veteran Peterson launches CPG Linkages

HBA veteran Peterson launches CPG Linkages

MCLEAN, Va. — Health and beauty aids industry veteran Ted Peterson, a former Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) executive, has formed CPG Linkages LLC, a business consulting firm. Peterson said Monday that CPG Linkages will focus on customer development, helping national trade associations and their manufacturer members connect with each other and their retail customers

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

FDA creates Office of Dietary Supplement Programs

FDA creates Office of Dietary Supplement Programs

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has established the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP), raising the program from its previous status as a division under the Office of Nutrition Labeling and Dietary Supplements. The FDA said Monday that it’s also in the process of identifying permanent leadership for ODSP. Meanwhile, Bob Durkin will

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,

Cox Target Media hires OTC sales director

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jim Hackett has been hired as sales director at Cox Target Media to further develop its growing portfolio of over-the-counter brand partnerships and represent the company to the OTC pharmaceutical industry. The digital marketing and direct marketing company said Tuesday that Hackett brings more than 25 years of industry experience, including

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.)