Importance of Self-Care

OTC Value

Access. Affordability. Trust. Empowerment. These four attributes epitomize the value over-the-counter (OTC) medicines provide consumers and our nation's healthcare system.

First-Line BrandedFrom head to toe, OTC medicines are the trusted first line of treatment for millions of consumers and are also valued by healthcare providers as safe and effective treatments to recommend to their patients for a range of health and wellness needs. Our industry has an important and evermore compelling story to share, and CHPA is committed to telling it.

  • OTC medicines provide ACCESS 24/7 to conveniently available healthcare options for busy families and caregivers.

  • OTC medicines provide AFFORDABLE treatment options for both consumers and the U.S. healthcare system.
  • OTC medicines EMPOWER individuals and families to meet their everyday healthcare needs.
  • OTC medicines are a TRUSTED first-line of defense for healthcare providers and consumers alike.

Your Health at Hand

More and more consumers are taking their health into their own hands, and they are doing this with the help of OTC medicines. For the more than 240 million Americans who use OTC medicines every year, these remedies are a trusted and affordable way to get well, stay well, and feel well.

The story of OTC medicines is an important one for American families, as well as healthcare providers and the healthcare system overall.

CHPA's Your Health at Hand initiative supports new research that underscores the value and solutions OTC medicines provide to American families and the healthcare community. YourHealthAtHand.org is designed as a one-stop, interactive resource that highlights new data, infographics, and videos on the value of OTCs. These educational tools are available to download and share.

Value of Dietary Supplements

People use dietary supplements for a number of reasons, including to maintain their general health, to support mental and sports-related performance, and to provide immune system support.

Dietary supplements are products that may contain vitamins, minerals, botanical or herbal ingredients, amino acids (the building blocks of proteins), and enzymes (complex proteins that speed up biochemical reactions).

Dietary supplements should be used responsibly as part of an overall healthy lifestyle including regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and visiting a healthcare professional regularly.

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