CHPA Elects New Board Member for CHPA Educational Foundation

Washington, D.C. (March 15, 2016) – Members of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Educational Foundation Board of Directors were elected at the association’s Annual Executive Conference, held March 14 through 16 at the Turnberry Isle Miami in Aventura, Fla. Christopher D. DeWolf, president & chief executive officer, Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc., will continue […]

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CHPA Elects New Board Members for CHPA Educational Foundation

  Washington, D.C. (November 17, 2015) – Two new members were elected to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Educational Foundation Board of Directors during the association’s board meeting, held November 17 in Washington, D.C. Christopher D. DeWolf, president & chief executive officer, Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc., will continue to serve as chair. “We […]

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CHPA Educational Foundation Survey Provides Insight 
into What Consumers Need to Know About Over-the-Counter Medicines

Education about in-home medicine disposal a growing priority for foundation Washington, D.C. –  The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Educational Foundation today released a national survey, which was conducted to identify consumers’ knowledge gaps around the appropriate use, storage, and disposal of oral over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and to inform future foundation programs and initiatives. The […]

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Allergies Run in the Family

By: Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D.

It’s a gorgeous time of year when things are abloom. Many of us suffer from irritation and allergies to these months as pollens and particles float around and trigger allergic response. Not so beautiful when our families (over)react to pollen. Thing is, there’s also the fact that cold season isn’t quite over and the exact […]

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How to Safely Dispose Medications & One Thing NOT To Throw Away

By: Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D.

Getting rid of unused medications is something all of us do at some point or another. How to do it safely, though, is another story. Typical parenting moment: you reach into the medicine cabinet for vitamins or you’re hunting for ibuprofen or acetaminophen for a child’s fever and you grab a bottle of medication that, […]

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Influenza Hitting Hard: OTC Medications For Symptoms

By: Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D.

Influenza is hitting hard this year thanks to a drifted influenza strain (H3N2) causing a more serious illness and one that is not included in our annual vaccine. Because of the hard hit, public health officials are reminding us to get high-risk patients into see physicians early if they have symptoms of “the flu” or […]

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Winter Skin And Itches That Rash

By: Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D.

Our skin gets dry in the winter for a variety of reasons. Cold temperatures, lack of humidity and recirculated air (hello office heater!) can all contribute to dry, scaly spots. Winter is also a time when we see an increased risk for eczema flare-ups, a chronic, relapsing condition that brings incredibly dry, itchy patches of […]

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