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Voluntary Codes and Guidelines

The noteworthy "Flag the Label" program has been adopted by members of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association to aid in alerting consumers to significant changes in nonprescription medicines.

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Find answers to commonly asked questions about OTC medicine, dietary supplement, and consumer medical device systems and regulations.

Voluntary Codes and Guidelines

The objective of this guideline is to define the minimum stability data package to support the commercial distribution of OTC monograph drug products in the United States per climatic zone.

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CHPA is committed to advancing solutions to illegal sales that penalize criminals and ensure law-abiding consumers continue to have access to a wide range of treatment options, including nonprescription medicines containing PSE.

Voluntary Codes and Guidelines

As a direct result of the PROTECT initiative, CHPA developed a voluntary guideline for industry suggesting ways to standardize volumetric measures in dosing directions and dosing devices for oral pediatric liquid drug products.

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The U.S. Self-Care Marketing Awards recognize the strategic innovation and marketing expertise of our member companies in both the over-the-counter (OTC) medicine and dietary supplement industries.

Voluntary Codes and Guidelines

To help prevent accidental medication ingestions and overdoses in children, this document suggests ways to improve the consistency and standard format of volumetric measures within the dosing directions on the outer packaging and immediate container label.

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The foundation leads influential, innovative educational initiatives that address specific areas where consumers need guidance and support.

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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.

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