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Medical and patient groups, public health experts, FDA, and others join the Consumer Healthcare Products Association in opposing the addition of acetaminophen to the Proposition 65 list.

Jan 23, 2020

Submission

FDA has determined that the currently available evidence does not support the conclusion that acetaminophen causes cancer. Accordingly, a Proposition 65 cancer warning on the labeling of products containing acetaminophen would not be scientifically accurate, and such labeling would be false or misleading.

Dec 13, 2019

Submission

We strongly urge the CIC not to “list” acetaminophen as a carcinogen due to the lack of evidence that it has been “clearly shown” to cause cancer, and due to the unnecessary confusion and fear it could cause among consumers and patients.

Nov 5, 2019

Submission

This information is submitted on behalf of CHPA in response to the September 20, 2019 OEHHA notice: Announcement of the Carcinogen Identification Committee Meeting Scheduled for December 5, 2019, Notice of Availability of Hazard Identification Materials for Acetaminophen and Notice of Public Comment Period.

Nov 4, 2019

Press Releases and Statements

CHPA supports and encourages continued research and promotes ongoing consumer education to help ensure safe use of OTC medicines.

Nov 1, 2019

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Research shows that pain medicine users have consistently understood how to use their medicines safely and remain aware of the risks.

May 1, 2019

Press Releases and Statements

In a study newly published in the medical journal Clinical Toxicology, “therapeutic misuse” of OTC combination products containing acetaminophen was infrequent and declined over a 10-year period. 

Oct 18, 2018

Submission

CHPA appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to the FDA in response to “Over-the-Counter Pediatric Liquid Drug Products Containing Acetaminophen”. CHPA and its member companies have an interest and expertise in acetaminophen-containing OTC products and support FDA’s efforts to improve the safe use of acetaminophen.

Dec 8, 2014

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