For more than 136 years, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) has served as an effective and vital advocate for the consumer healthcare products industry.
A member-based trade association, CHPA represents the leading manufacturers and marketers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and dietary supplements. CHPA members' products provide millions of Americans with safe, effective, and affordable therapies to treat and prevent many common ailments and diseases.
The association provides leadership and guidance on regulatory and scientific issues to Congress; state legislatures; and federal, state, and international government agencies. CHPA also shares educational tools and information with partners across the globe to ensure the safe and responsible use of OTC medicines.
Empower self-care by preserving and expanding choice and availability of consumer healthcare products
Happier, healthier lives through responsible self-care
Proprietary Association (PA) is formed.
||PA changes its name to the Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Association
its representation to include the dietary supplement industry.
||NDMA changes its name to the
Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA).
||CHPA establishes its nonprofit educational
as the new home for its consumer education initiatives.
||CHPA launches the StopMedicineAbuse.org
campaign to fight teen cough medicine abuse.
||CHPA launches KnowYourDose.org in partnership with the
Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition to educate consumers about safe and
effective use of acetaminophen.
||CHPA launches UpandAway.org in
partnership with the CDC to reduce accidental medicine ingestion in
||CHPA Educational Foundation rebrands its organizational website to KnowYourOTCs.org.
CHPA represents more than 80 Manufacturer member companies and 155 Associate member companies.
Manufacturer members manufacture or market OTC medicines and dietary supplements, including contract and private label manufacturers.
Associate members are companies that supply goods and services to our manufacturer members. Associate members include advertising agencies; national cable, radio, and television networks;
executive search firms; Internet services; law firms and lawyers; logistics providers; market research firms; package designers and packagers; print and digital media; non-OTC, non-dietary supplement, and tablet and other dosage form manufacturers; sales, marketing, and retail merchandising companies; trade associations and nonprofit foundations; individual and scientific consulting companies; ingredient and materials suppliers; public relations firms; clinical research
organizations; and more.
CHPA is led by a board of directors from member companies, headed by Chair Jeffrey Needham, executive vice president and general manager, U.S. Consumer Healthcare, Perrigo Company.
CHPA President and CEO Scott Melville is the senior staff executive, supervising the association's 30-plus employees
across six departments:
- Administration & Finance
- Business Development & Industry Relations
- Government Affairs
- Policy & Legal
- Regulatory & Scientific Affairs