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CHPA Welcomes Three Consumer Healthcare Industry Members
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the national trade association representing leading manufacturers in the personal healthcare products industry, welcomes Church & Dwight, Co., Inc., Bridges Consumer Healthcare, and Rhinomed Inc. as its newest manufacturer members of the association. The three companies play an important role in personal healthcare with product offerings that include over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, dietary supplements, and consumer medical devices. CHPA is the only U.S. trade association representing the personal healthcare sector, broadly, which includes all three of these categories.
“We at CHPA are delighted to welcome Church & Dwight, Bridges, and Rhinomed as our newest members,” said Scott Melville, president and CEO of CHPA. “Church & Dwight has been a consumer products leader with iconic brands for well over a century, while Bridges and Rhinomed are newer, emerging businesses. Together, these companies represent the diversity of CHPA’s membership and the increasing variety of self-care options available to consumers in today’s rapidly-changing personal healthcare marketplace.”
Church & Dwight provides consumers a spectrum of personal healthcare products including OTC medicines such as Orajel™, homeopathic medicines like Zicam®, dietary supplements like Vitafusion™, and consumer medical devices including Trojan®. “CHPA’s expansive scope of work across all of the self-care sectors where we provide value for consumers is crucial,” said Bruce Weiss, vice president of marketing and strategic business unit leader at Church & Dwight. “We look forward to contributing our thought leadership to CHPA’s mission.”
Bridges Consumer Healthcare helps to empower self-care by offering a range of personal healthcare products including OTC medicines like Cystex® and Certain-Dri®, dietary supplements such as Florajen®, and consumer medical devices including Thermacare® Heatwraps. “CHPA is a great place for us to have an impact on the future of our industry in all of the areas where consumers are seeking personal healthcare solutions,” said Robert Long, president and CEO of Bridges. “Growth needs advocates, and we look forward to joining CHPA in this effort.”
Rhinomed is a medical technology company that seeks to improve the way consumers breathe and sleep with a nasal and respiratory technology platform, including the Turbine, Mute, and Pronto product lines. “We share CHPA’s perspective that consumer medical devices play an important role in personal healthcare,” said John Ende, executive vice president of sales for North America. “We look forward to working with CHPA in advancing this category moving forward.”
“Growth in consumer healthcare is being driven by demand for innovative, reliable, and accessible self-care products across multiple categories,” continued Melville. “CHPA is the home for healthcare companies like Church & Dwight, Bridges, and Rhinomed that are shaping the future of personal healthcare. The role of self-care has never been more important, as consumers, healthcare professionals, regulators, policymakers, and payors increasingly recognize the value of self-care in healthcare overall.”
Founded in 1881, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is the national trade association representing the leading manufacturers and marketers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, dietary supplements, and consumer medical devices. 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 consumer self-care by preserving and expanding choice and availability of consumer healthcare products. www.chpa.org
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. — Founded in 1846, Church & Dwight is the leading U.S. producer of sodium bicarbonate, popularly known as baking soda. The Company manufactures and markets a wide range of personal care, household and specialty products under recognized brand names such as ARM & HAMMER®, TROJAN®, OXICLEAN®, SPINBRUSH®, FIRST RESPONSE®, NAIR®, ORAJEL®, XTRA®, L’IL CRITTERS® and VITAFUSION®, BATISTE®, WATERPIK®, AND FLAWLESS®. For more information, visit www.churchdwight.com.
Bridges Consumer Healthcare — Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Bridges was formed in 2020 as a partnership between Robert Long, Blair Ramey and Charlesbank Capital Partners. Bridges’ mission is to build a leading consumer healthcare company focused on OTC and personal care products and driven by consumer-led innovation and marketing. For more information, visit www.bridgeschc.com.
Rhinomed Inc. — Rhinomed Limited is a Melbourne based technology firm with a focus on nasal, respiratory and breathing management technologies. Rhinomed is seeking to radically improve the way you breathe, sleep, maintain your health and take medication. The company is rapidly commercializing its platform and has brought two products to market that are now sold globally. For more information, visit www.rhinomed.global