Statement from the Consumer Healthcare Productions Association (CHPA) Regarding Confirmation of Alex Azar to be Secretary of HHS:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 24, 2018) — “CHPA congratulates Alex Azar on his confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Mr. Azar takes the helm of HHS during a time when more Americans want to be empowered to make smart and effective healthcare choices and are looking for more self-care options, including over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. We look forward to working with Mr. Azar to ensure that Americans continue to have a responsive HHS that allows for innovative new solutions to Americans’ everyday healthcare needs.”

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The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is the 137-year-old national trade association representing the leading manufacturers and marketers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and dietary supplements. Every dollar spent by consumers on OTC medicines saves the U.S. healthcare system $6-$7, contributing a total of $102 billion in savings each year. CHPA is committed to empowering self-care by preserving and expanding choice and availability of consumer healthcare products. chpa.org