Statement by Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) in Response to FDA’s Proposed Sunscreen Rule

Today, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association provided the following statement in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Proposed Rule on Sunscreen Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use:

“FDA is clear that sunscreens contribute substantial public health benefits and that Americans should continue to use currently-marketed sunscreens confidently while this important rulemaking effort moves forward.”

“Sunscreen manufacturers and FDA are aligned on the goal of protecting the public from the harmful effects of the sun. Sunscreens save lives, that’s why millions of Americans use sunscreen products on a daily basis, relying on them to protect their health and the health of their families. We look forward to submitting comments and continuing the dialogue with FDA to reinforce the safety and efficacy of sunscreens.”
 
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The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is the 138-year-old national trade association representing the leading manufacturers and marketers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and dietary supplements. Every dollar spent by consumers on OTC medicines saves the U.S. healthcare system $6-$7, contributing a total of $102 billion in savings each year. CHPA is committed to empowering self-care by preserving and expanding choice and availability of consumer healthcare products. chpa.org


Contact: Lauren Bloomberg (lbloomberg@chpa.org

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