Bierer to Lead CHPA’s Regulatory and Science Affairs Department

Veteran OTC scientist to join trade group in May

Washington, D.C. (April 9, 2003)—The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today
announced that Douglas Ws. Bierer, Ph.D., will join the Association May 5 as vice president,
regulatory and scientific affairs. In his new position, Bierer will take a leading role in helping the
Association demonstrate to regulatory bodies the public health benefits of broad consumer access to
over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and nutritional supplements.

“Dr. Bierer brings with him not just expertise in the scientific and regulatory arenas, but also
in OTC business matters and the Association itself,” said CHPA President Linda A. Suydam,
D.P.A. Bierer has served as chairman of CHPA’s Scientific Affairs Committee and as co-chairman of
the Association’s FDA Relations Committee. He also has been an ex-officio member of CHPA’s
Board of Directors since 2001.

Bierer comes to the Association from CHPA member company, The Procter & Gamble
Company. He joined P&G in 1979 as a research toxicologist. During his tenure there, he served in
P&G’s OTC Health Care Division and also as the director of nonprescription drug products with
global responsibilities for regulatory and clinical development for oral, gastrointestinal, and
respiratory products. He most recently served as the director, global regulatory and toxicology,
Personal Health Care Products. Bierer has an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Michigan
State University. He also holds graduate level degrees in physiology from Michigan State and
pharmacology from the University of Minnesota.

“Doug has been a tremendous asset to the industry and the Association and will strengthen CHPA’s
relationships with FDA. CHPA is proud to have him as a member of our staff,” concluded Suydam.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Doug Bierer’s photo is available upon request.

Contacts: Donna Edenhart and Virginia Cox, 202.429.9260


CHPA is the 122-year-old trade association representing U.S. manufacturers and distributors of
over-the-counter medicines and nutritional supplement products.