CHPA Statement Regarding Congressman Greg Walden’s Announced Retirement

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) President and CEO Scott Melville issued the following statement in response to Congressman Greg Walden’s announced retirement 

“CHPA thanks Congressman Greg Walden for more than two decades of exemplary service to Congress, the state of Oregon, and the nation. 

“CHPA has had the privilege of working with Congressman Walden as both the Chairman and current Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. While we are sad that his congressional tenure will come to an end at the conclusion of the 116th Congress, we look forward to the Ranking Member’s continued passion and tireless dedication to improving healthcare for all Americans well into the future.”



The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is the 138-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 more than $7, contributing a total of $146 billion in savings each year. CHPA is committed to empowering self-care by preserving and expanding choice and availability of consumer healthcare products. 

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