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The CHPA Educational Foundation today released findings from a study examining the common attitudes and behaviors of parents when administering pediatric over-the-counter (OTC) liquid medicines to young children.

May 15, 2018

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law HB 1307, legislation prohibiting the sale of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines containing the cough suppressant dextromethorphan (DXM) to minors.

May 14, 2018

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CHPA applauds FDA for issuing a recent order in support of the full and complete switch from prescription to nonprescription status for the laxative active ingredient polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350.

Apr 9, 2018

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CHPA thanks Governor Walker for signing this important bill into law as well as Senator Stroebel and Representative Kremer for their leadership and commitment to passing legislation aimed at addressing the issue of teen OTC cough medicine abuse

Mar 28, 2018

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CHPA released the following statement today by President and CEO, Scott Melville, applauding the introduction of The Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act of 2018

Mar 19, 2018

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The 2017 results from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and University of Michigan’s annual drug abuse survey were released today showing that the percentage of teens using OTC cough medicine containing DXM to get high remains at just three percent, the lowest level recorded since 2015.

Dec 14, 2017

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Today, CHPA announced a new initiative to support retailers in states that have adopted laws prohibiting the sale of OTC medicines containing the cough suppressant dextromethorphan to minors. The announcement comes on the heels of Nevada’s enactment of a DXM age-restriction law last week.

Oct 11, 2017

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To combat teen abuse of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines containing the cough suppressant dextromethorphan (DXM), Oregon Governor Kate Brown today signed legislation prohibiting the sale of DXM-containing products to minors.

Jun 15, 2017

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This week, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed legislation prohibiting the sale of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines containing the cough suppressant dextromethorphan (DXM) to minors.

Jun 1, 2017

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A newly published article in the medical journal Pediatrics concludes that over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines for children are safe when used and stored as directed.

May 4, 2017

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