The CHPA Educational Foundation today released findings from a study examining the common attitudes and behaviors of parents when administering pediatric over-the-counter (OTC) liquid medicines to young children.
CHPA and its member companies who make oral pediatric cough and cold medicines strongly believe that the current data support the safety and efficacy of these medicines when used as directed; however, we are committed to working with FDA to better enhance consumer use of these products.
CHPA's voluntary plan to address concerns surrounding the safety and efficacy of OTC oral pediatric cough and cold medicines. CHPA, on behalf of its member companies, commits to the following initiatives.
Under a voluntary program which began in November 2007, manufacturers of OTC oral pediatric cough and cold medicines should take the following steps in the labeling, packaging, and promotion of these medicines.
The foundation’s consumer-facing and mobile-friendly website, KnowYourOTCs.org, provides consumers with easily accessible information and guidance on how to safely use, store, and dispose of OTC products.