HERMES PHARMA joins the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA)

Munich/Grosshesselohe, Germany – October 6, 2011 – HERMES PHARMA, the expert in developing and manufacturing user-friendly solid oral dosage forms, today announced that it has joined the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA). CHPA is the highly-regarded, not-for-profit association that represents the manufacturers of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as their consumers in the United States.

Founded in 1881, CHPA is one of the oldest trade associations in the United States. It has built an active network of leading manufacturers of healthcare products which provide millions of Americans with safe, effective, and convenient therapies for the treatment and prevention of many common ailments and diseases.

One of CHPA’s key priorities is to support the vital role of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements in America’s healthcare system. As an associate member, HERMES PHARMA aims to promote user-friendly dosage forms – such as effervescent tablets and orally disintegrating granules – to consumers in the US. User-friendly dosage forms are ones that taste good and are easy to ingest even if they contain large amounts of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API). People are more likely to follow their treatment plan if medicines are user-friendly.

“At HERMES PHARMA we believe that convenience plays a critical role in improving compliance, not least for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets or must ingest the same APIs over a long period of time,” said Dr. Thomas Hein, Director Sales & Business Development. “Joining the CHPA will enable us to raise the profile of user-friendly medicines and give us the opportunity to collaborate with leading pharmaceutical companies in the US.”

About the CHPA 
CHPA is the 130-year-old-trade association representing U.S. manufacturers and distributors of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements. Further information is available on

HERMES PHARMA is the expert in the development and production of user-friendly solid oral dosage forms. The company offers customized solutions at every point along the pharmaceutical value chain – from the development of new product concepts and formulations to manufacturing and regulatory support. For more than 40 years, leading healthcare companies around the globe have been working with HERMES PHARMA to expand their product lines and grow their brands. 

HERMES PHARMA is a division of Hermes Arzneimittel, a leading German provider of high quality medicines, food and dietary supplement marketed under its proprietary, well-established brands.