Trust. Empowerment. These four attributes epitomize the value
over-the-counter (OTC) medicines provide consumers and our nation's healthcare
From head to toe, OTC medicines are the trusted first
line of treatment for millions of consumers and are also valued by
healthcare providers as safe and effective treatments to recommend to
their patients for a range of health and wellness needs. Our industry has an
important and evermore compelling story to share, and CHPA is committed
to telling it.
- OTC medicines provide AFFORDABLE treatment options for both
consumers and the U.S. healthcare system.
- OTC medicines EMPOWER individuals and
families to meet their everyday healthcare needs.
medicines are a TRUSTED
first-line of defense for healthcare providers and consumers alike.
Your Health at Hand
More and more
consumers are taking their health into their own hands, and they are doing
this with the help of OTC medicines. For the more than 240 million
Americans who use OTC medicines every year, these remedies are a trusted
and affordable way to get well, stay well, and feel well.
story of OTC medicines is an important one for American families, as
well as healthcare providers and the healthcare system overall.
CHPA's Your Health at Hand initiative supports new research
that underscores the value and solutions OTC medicines provide to
American families and the healthcare community. YourHealthAtHand.org is
designed as a one-stop, interactive resource that highlights new data,
infographics, and videos on the value of OTCs. These educational tools are
available to download and share.
Value of Dietary
People use dietary supplements for a number of
reasons, including to maintain their general health, to support mental and
sports-related performance, and to provide immune system support.
Dietary supplements are products that may contain vitamins, minerals,
botanical or herbal ingredients, amino acids (the building blocks of
proteins), and enzymes (complex proteins that speed up biochemical
Dietary supplements should be used responsibly as part of
an overall healthy lifestyle including regular exercise, eating a healthy
diet, getting enough sleep, and visiting a healthcare professional