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FSA/HSA Coverage Tops CHPA 2014 Legislative Goals

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association’s No. 1 legislative priority in 2014 is restoring OTC coverage by flexible spending and health savings accounts, followed by a “close No. 2” goal of establishing an age requirement to buy DXM products. Other goals include protecting access to PSE products and blocking take-back programs.

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