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CHPA Introduces OTC Academy, New Educational Brand

By Business Wire News   


Today, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) launched OTC Academy, a new educational brand for the association and a go-to source for professional education on the consumer healthcare industry. Designed to expand the knowledge of industry professionals, OTC Academy will provide a comprehensive overview of business-critical topics through three different learning formats, including e-learning, seminars, and workshops.

“We are thrilled to introduce OTC Academy on behalf of our member companies to enhance education on industry trends, challenges, and opportunities,” said Scott Melville, president and CEO of CHPA. “We will be leveraging our membership to identify topics and serve as a faculty of content experts to conduct timely and relevant educational programming. The Academy’s curriculum will constantly evolve and allow industry professionals to stay up-to-date on relevant industry topics such as compliance, product quality, legal, policy, and sales and marketing, while providing them with resources to thrive in today’s marketplace.”

OTC Academy was created for industry professionals who seek to learn more on key topics and regulatory issues. The programs will be tailored for three levels of experience, including:

  • Basic – For professionals who are new to the industry and want to learn general information and best practices or for those in the industry looking for a refresher on the basics;
  • Intermediate – For professionals with 3-5 years of experience looking to obtain a deeper understanding about specific topics; and
  • Advanced – For professionals with 10+ years of experience who wish to further their expertise on a niche topic.

“The launch of OTC Academy is a helpful new offering for the consumer healthcare industry,” continued Melville. “By providing both new and seasoned industry professionals with important information on key topics related to OTC medicines, CHPA and its member companies will be better able to meet the healthcare needs of consumers while also developing new skills and insights to grow their businesses.”

The first OTC Academy seminar, “OTC 101,” will take place on October 14-15, 2015, in New Brunswick, N.J., and will provide a background overview of the OTC medicine and dietary supplements industries. For more information, visit:

About CHPA

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is the 133-year-old-trade association representing the leading manufacturers and marketers of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements. Every dollar spent by consumers on OTC medicines saves the U.S. healthcare system $6-$7, contributing a total of $102 billion in savings each year. CHPA is committed to promoting the increasingly vital role of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements in America’s healthcare system through science, education, and advocacy.

Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Trey Hollern, 202-429-3547


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