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Looking ahead in US consumer health: An interview with Scott Melville


Perhaps at no other time in recent memory have people worldwide paid more attention to keeping themselves and their loved ones healthy. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies that make or sell health-related products have experienced unprecedented spikes in demand. Consumer demand will remain high even after COVID-19 subsides, predicts Scott Melville, a 30-year veteran of the healthcare industry who for the past decade has been president and CEO of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA). Based in Washington, DC, CHPA’s 60-plus active member companies are manufacturers or distributors of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, dietary supplements, and consumer medical devices.


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