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CHPA generally supports prohibitions on animal testing while allowing exemptions in select research areas deemed critical to substantiating human health and safety based on federal or state regulator evaluations.

The advertising of nonprescription, over-the-counter medicines helps acquaint the public with these products and must be truthful, not misleading, and must meet high standards reflecting the nature of the product advertised.

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Learn more about the issues CHPA addresses in the OTC medicine, dietary supplement, and consumer medical device industries.


To address the growing need for more information on dietary supplements available in the market, the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health has developed the Dietary Supplement Label Database. This valuable resource compiles comprehensive information obtained from the labels of dietary supplement products sold in the United States.

The success of healthcare vending indicates many consumers welcome the affordability and around-the-clock availability these machines provide. As the trend accelerates, people across socioeconomic backgrounds are empowered to conveniently tend to their healthcare needs.

This white paper provides guidance for the evaluation and reporting of impurities in OTC monograph drug products formulated as topicals and topical rinses. This document serves as CHPA's member company consensus on this complex issue.

Current good manufacturing practices establish uniform standards to ensure quality throughout the manufacturing, packaging, labeling, and holding of OTC medicines and dietary supplement products.

Understand how CHPA’s member companies are working to replenish supply quickly by directing products where they are needed most. This document also includes information about where parents can find these medicines and additional self-care options to aid in comfort and relief.

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Policymakers should encourage – and empower – individuals to take responsibility for their oral health by supporting daily oral health self-care policies that make beneficial oral care products more accessible.

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