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CHPA Takes Position on Methamphetamine Problem

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The President of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is advocating for a comprehensive methamphetamine solution. CHPA President Linda A. Suydam, DPA, recently testified before the US House of Representatives Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources.

Although pseudoephedrine is a nonprescription nasal decongestant used safely and effectively to treat cold, allergy, and flu symptoms, Suydam noted the industry's strong concern that the ingredient can be illegally obtained and used with other products to manufacture the illegal drug methamphetamine. At the hearing entitled "Law Enforcement and the Fight Against Methamphetamine," Suydam recommended the following: