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CHPA comments on the “Notice of Availability of Draft Guidance Regarding Which Children’s Products are Subject to the Requirements of CPSIA Section 108.”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

Position of the CHPA Pediatric Task Force on cough and cold medicines for pediatric use.

Dec 2, 2008

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.

Jul 10, 2008

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.

Nov 28, 2007

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.

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