Navigation Links
CHPA Commends Senator Biden on Legislation Aimed at Curbing Medicine-Abuse Trend

Initiative Is Major Step in Stopping Cough Medicine Abuse Among Teens

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-Del.), introduced the Dextromethorphan Abuse Reduction Act of 2007, which would prevent teens under the age of 18 from purchasing cough medicines containing dextromethorphan while providing federal funding to two key anti-drug groups that are working to educate families about the dangers of cough medicine abuse. Following is a statement by Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A., president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), on the bill's introduction:

"CHPA commends Senator Biden and Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) for their recent congressional effort to address the problem of teens abusing medicines to get high. The trend of teens looking to the medicine cabinet to get high with prescription and over-the-counter medicines is very troubling. The leading makers of OTC cough medicines have been working to raise awareness about this problem and are pleased to see such strong leadership from the U.S. Senate on this issue. National age restrictions and increased funding for education and outreach would complement efforts underway by CHPA and its partners to protect America's youth from the serious threat of medicine abuse and underscores the integral role that parents have in educating their children about the dangers associated with medicine abuse. Parents are the most effective tool we have in addressing this problem and the funding provided in this bill for education and prevention is a testament to the importance of education in preventing substance abuse.

"As the makers of over-the-counter medicines, we take very seriously the abuse of our medicines and remain committed to effectively addressing this dangerous problem. While national age restrictions will serve as a major step forward in reducing teen medicine abuse, education is still paramount to preventing its abuse. As the makers of over-the-counter medicines, we are spearheading several major campaigns to raise awareness of dextromethorphan abuse, including the comprehensive web site, We are proud to be working with the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, and D.A.R.E America in these efforts.

"Our work includes English- and Spanish-language educational resources for parents and community leaders, an online campaign ( geared specifically toward parental awareness, public service announcements and web sites for both parents and teens. We are committed to educating and empowering parents to take responsibility and action by learning about cough medicine abuse, talking to their kids about the dangers of abusing medicines, and paying attention to the medicines in their homes."

Note: All of CHPA's initiatives to stop cough medicine abuse by teens are summarized online at

CHPA is the 126-year-old-trade association representing U.S. manufacturers and distributors of over-the-counter medicines and nutritional supplement products.

SOURCE Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
2. FDA recommends new Lead level in candies
3. Journal Recommends How To Improve The Performance Of Health Workers
4. WHO says MMR vaccine is safe and recommends MMR Jab to all children’
5. WHO Commends Indias Bird Flu Response
6. FDA Recommends Strong Warning Labels On the ADHD Drugs
7. NHS Recommends Further Cost Cutting Measures
8. European Medicines Agency (EMEA) Recommends Herceptin For Early Stage Breast Cancer
9. Association Asks People To Tell Their Senator To Vote against The "National Food Uniformity Act"
10. Doctors Seek Legislation To Protect Them
11. Spanish legislation Vote For Equality of sexes
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. Jessica Scruggs ... for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include Mohs surgery, ... Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn Goldstein, MD, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern ... Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He ... Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article ... people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now ... of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The ... in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to support its ... PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of ... of companies that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 ... wage. This will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Calif. , June 24, 2016  American Respiratory Labs (ARL), ... is now able to perform sophisticated lung assessments in patients, homes, ... , Inc. Patients are no longer limited to ... EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients like Jeanne R. of ... in the comfort of her own home. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 According to a new ... Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, ... Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global ... the market for the forecast period of 2016 to ... Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... NAMUR , Belgium , ...  (NYSE MKT: VNRX), today announced the appointment of ... Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective ... the Company,s Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance ... Board, Dr. Futcher will provide independent expertise and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: