Church & Dwight among CHPA’s 3 newest members

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Church & Dwight among CHPA’s 3 newest members

By David Salazar - 02/23/2021

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association once again is adding to its roster. The trade association has added Church & Dwight, Bridges Consumer Healthcare and Rhinomed to its membership. The companies’ products include OTC medicines, dietary supplements and consumer medical devices. 

“We at CHPA are delighted to welcome Church & Dwight, Bridges, and Rhinomed as our newest members,” said Scott Melville, president and CEO of CHPA. “Church & Dwight has been a consumer products leader with iconic brands for well over a century, while Bridges and Rhinomed are newer, emerging businesses. Together, these companies represent the diversity of CHPA’s membership and the increasing variety of self-care options available to consumers in today’s rapidly-changing personal healthcare marketplace.”

Among Church & Dwight’s wide spectrum of personal healthcare products are such OTC medicines as Orajel, homeopathic products that include Zicam, supplements that include such brands as vitafusion and sexual health products from its Trojan brand. “CHPA’s expansive scope of work across all of the self-care sectors where we provide value for consumers is crucial,” said Bruce Weiss, vice president of marketing and strategic business unit leader at Church & Dwight. “We look forward to contributing our thought leadership to CHPA’s mission.”

Bridges Consumer Healthcare offers a line of productst hat include such OTC medicines as Cystex and Certain-Dri, the Florajen brand of dietary supplements and ThermaCare Heatwraps. “CHPA is a great place for us to have an impact on the future of our industry in all of the areas where consumers are seeking personal healthcare solutions,” said Robert Long, president and CEO of Bridges. “Growth needs advocates, and we look forward to joining CHPA in this effort.”
 
Rhinomed is a medical technology company focused on helping consumers breathe and sleep better with its Turbine, Mute and Pronto lines of nasal and respiratory technology platforms. “We share CHPA’s perspective that consumer medical devices play an important role in personal healthcare,” said John Ende, executive vice president of sales for North America. “We look forward to working with CHPA in advancing this category moving forward.”
 
Melville said, “Growth in consumer healthcare is being driven by demand for innovative, reliable, and accessible self-care products across multiple categories. CHPA is the home for healthcare companies like Church & Dwight, Bridges, and Rhinomed that are shaping the future of personal healthcare.  The role of self-care has never been more important, as consumers, healthcare professionals, regulators, policymakers, and payors increasingly recognize the value of self-care in healthcare overall.”