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WASHINGTON —Scott Melville has been named the new president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, succeeding Linda Suydam, who is retiring after eight years with CHPA. The news becomes official Nov. 1.
Prior to the announcement, Melville served as SVP government affairs and general counsel for the Healthcare Distribution Management Association. Before joining HDMA, Melville was as an attorney and head of government relations for Cephalon. A veteran facilitator, familiar with health care and the vital role over-the-counter medicines and natural products play in today’s healthcare system, Melville also is a former staffer for Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif.
At CHPA, Melville will have an opportunity to bring all of his decades of experience as a healthcare sector advocate to bear. With healthcare reform on the line and millions of baby boomers hitting their 60s, CHPA chairman Christopher DeWolf said that Melville’s “experience in public policy, coalition building and working with government officials and key stakeholders will be invaluable in guiding the industry through the rapidly changing healthcare environment.”