Children's Cough and Cold Medicines

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Manufacturers continue operating at maximum capacity to replenish children’s pain and fever reducers to meet current extraordinary demand. While there is not a widespread shortage and our member companies are continuously shipping out products to retailers to replenish supply as quickly as possible, we recognize that limited products on store shelves is frustrating for parents and caregivers.

Dec 21, 2022

Since mid-November 2022, CHPA's messages about the supply of children's pain-relief and fever-reducing medicines have appeared in over 1,400 news stories.

Dec 21, 2022

“As flu season begins, CHPA remains in close contact with our member companies who are currently meeting the elevated demand for safe and effective children’s pain reliever products.

Dec 7, 2022

Existing stock photography depicting dosing of liquid medicines contributes to confusion so new joint effort aims to remedy that. The CHPA Educational Foundation (CHPAEF) in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) PROTECT Initiative are providing high-quality royalty-free photos that accurately depict best practices for measuring and giving liquid medicines to children.

Mar 9, 2022

Anita Brikman sits down with board-certified pediatrician and co-founder of Forever Freckled, Dr. Katie Friedman to discuss the rise of the healthcare social media influencer.

Sep 6, 2021

Enclosed are comments regarding the OEHHA draft report entitled " Health Effects Assessment: Potential Neurobehavioral Effects of Synthetic Food Dyes in Children."

Nov 12, 2020

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.

May 15, 2018

A newly published article in the medical journal Pediatrics concludes that over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines for children are safe when used and stored as directed.

May 4, 2017

CHPA comments on the “Notice of Availability of Draft Guidance Regarding Which Children’s Products are Subject to the Requirements of CPSIA Section 108.”

Mar 24, 2009

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