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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

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

The annual Monitoring the Future survey, conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), shows that the percentage of adolescents reporting substance use in 2022 “held steady” following significant overall declines in 2021. This year’s findings are particularly meaningful following historic declines last year, especially since most teens returned to school, to extracurricular activities, and to other social engagements in 2022 after nearly two years of social distancing.

Dec 16, 2022

Summary Excerpts from Select Federal Register Notices for CHPA Weekly Voice for the Week of November 21, 2022

Dec 8, 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

OTC medicines provide millions of Americans with easy, accessible, and affordable treatments and solutions to ailments. This report presents the findings of an independent study to estimate and document the value created by OTC medicines to the United States.

Dec 1, 2022

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