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Over The Counter 24 May 2022: US OTC Monograph Reform And A 'Faster Moving FDA’ With CHPA’s Barbara Kochanowski and David Spangler

Executive Summary

In this episode, HBW Insight speaks to Barbara Kochanowski and David Spangler of the US Consumer Healthcare Products Association about OTC monograph reform. The OTC monograph program was reimagined as a part of the 2020 CARES act passed in the early stages of the pandemic. While the changes were designed to streamline and modernize the program, results have been slow with the FDA's attention focused on tackling COVID-19. But as the agency hires more staff, Spangler says he expects to see a "faster moving FDA" in the next three years. Spangler and Kochanowski also discuss the efficacy of the monograph reforms and how CHPA has helped educate its members about the changes.

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