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.
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
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.
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.
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.