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CHPA names two directors for regulatory, scientific affairs


WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association has selected John Punzi and Jay Sirois to serve as directors of the organization's regulatory and scientific affairs department.

Punzi will serve as director of quality assurance and technical affairs and will serve as coordinator for CHPA’s Product Quality and Operations workshop and the CHPA liaison to the manufacturing controls committee and its subcommittees. In addition, Punzi acts as CHPA’s industry liaison to external standards-setting agencies, including the U.S. Pharmacopeia, and oversees the industry’s involvement in USP monograph modernization. Punzi represents CHPA member companies as their delegate to the 2015 USP Convention.

Meanwhile, Sirois is serving as director of regulatory and scientific Affairs and is responsible for regulatory and scientific affairs activities, including cooperative programs with the Food and Drug Administration, ingredient safety and dietary supplement programs at CHPA.

CHPA's regulatory and scientific affairs department currently is led by VP Barbara Kochanowski, while Marcia Howard serves as senior director.

“I’m thrilled to have such a strong and diverse team in regulatory and scientific affairs,” Kochanowski said. “We have a variety of projects where Jay’s regulatory and pharmacology expertise can be immediately applied. John’s chemistry and government team leadership skills will be critical in moving ahead our work with FDA and USP to modernize ingredient monographs, a priority project.”

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