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CHPA issues statement on Dietary Supplements Access Act

CHPA issues statement on Dietary Supplements Access Act

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) issued the following statement from Scott Melville, president and CEO, upon the introduction of H.R. 5214, the Dietary Supplements Access Act, by Representatives John Curtis (R, Utah) and Josh Gottheimer (D, N.J.): “CHPA applauds Representatives Curtis and Gottheimer for introducing bipartisan legislation that would make dietary supplements

CHPA comments on CBD Bill

CHPA comments on CBD Bill

WASHINGTON— Scott Melville, president and CEO of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) applauded the introduction of the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2021, that was introduced on Thursday. CHPA has also become part of a larger coalition of organizations who support the bill. “We’re encouraged that this legislation

New CHPA website offers more for members and industry

New CHPA website offers more for members and industry

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) continued its rebranding effort which began earlier this year with the recent launch of a new flagship website, www.CHPA.org. The association’s new interactive site includes expanded information and resources for the personal healthcare industry — which includes over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, dietary supplements, and consumer medical devices. The

CHPA welcomes new board members at November meeting

CHPA welcomes new board members at November meeting

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA)  announced the election of two new members to the CHPA Board of Directors during the association’s virtual November meeting. Newly elected CHPA board members include: Tim Grannan, president, Blistex Inc. Don Kerrigan, president, North America, The Nature’s Bounty Co. Kerrigan was also elected to serve on the

The Nature’s Bounty Co. joins CHPA

The Nature’s Bounty Co. joins CHPA

WASHINGTON – The Nature’s Bounty Co., a global leader in health and wellness, has joined the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) as its newest member. Nearly half of CHPA’s current members manufacture or market dietary supplements in addition to either over-the-counter (O-T-C) and/or consumer medical device products, but The Nature’s Bounty Co. – a manufacturer

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 names P&G’s Paul Gama as board chair

CHPA names P&G’s Paul Gama as board chair

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) announced on Tuesday the appointment of Paul Gama as the new chair of the CHPA board of directors. Gama was elected on April 13, 2020, along with other new board members, at CHPA’s annual membership meeting conducted, for the first time ever, in a virtual forum online.

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

CHPA names Dr. John Troup VP for scientific affairs and dietary supplements

CHPA names Dr. John Troup VP for scientific affairs and dietary supplements

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) announced the appointment of Dr. John Troup as vice president for scientific affairs and dietary supplements, a brand-new position within CHPA. Dr. Troup has wide-ranging experience in the health, nutrition and dietary supplements sectors, including extensive work in clinical and product development, as well as regulatory affairs.

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

Teen misuse of O-T-C cough medicine remains at historic lows

Teen misuse of O-T-C cough medicine remains at historic lows

WASHINGTON — The 2019 results from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and University of Michigan’s annual drug abuse survey, Monitoring the Future, were released Wednesday showing that the number of teens using over-the-counter (O-T-C) cough medicine containing dextromethorphan (DXM) to get high decreased slightly, coming in at under 3%. When first reported in

CHPA names Beth Allgaier as a senior VP

CHPA names Beth Allgaier as a senior VP

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) announced that Beth Allgaier has been named senior vice president, business development and industry relations. Allgaier will be responsible for the association’s membership, education, and meetings functions, in addition to serving as chief liaison to the retail community. She will be a member of the association’s senior

CHPA petitions FDA to establish a clear path for CBD in dietary supplements

CHPA petitions FDA to establish a clear path for CBD in dietary supplements

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) submitted on Thursday a citizen petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agency to exercise its existing statutory authority to swiftly issue regulations that establish a clear pathway for manufacturers to lawfully market cannabidiol (CBD) in dietary supplements. “Intense consumer demand and commercial interest