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Voluntary Codes and Guidelines

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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Learn more about the issues CHPA addresses in the OTC medicine, dietary supplement, and consumer medical device industries.

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Pseudoephedrine (PSE) is a safe and effective active ingredient found in leading cold, allergy, and sinus medicines to provide congestion relief.

Voluntary Codes and Guidelines

The advertising of nonprescription, over-the-counter medicines helps acquaint the public with these products and must be truthful, not misleading, and must meet high standards reflecting the nature of the product advertised.

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Find comprehensive resources for understanding the CARES Act and its impact.

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

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The CHPA Educational Foundation is dedicated to helping consumers lead happier, healthier lives by providing information and guidance on how to safely use, store, and dispose of OTC medicines, dietary supplements, and consumer medical devices.

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