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J&J’s Aveeno Hair-Care Relaunch Per Vogue Model Helps Drive Consumer Q2 Improvements

Company leadership has said that Vogue International – the maker of OGX and Maui Moisture hair care that J&J acquired in 2016 – would serve as a model for innovations across other brands. Strategy appears to be paying off, contributing to gains in J&J's Consumer division, which also benefited in the second quarter from Zyrtec allergy treatment and children’s Tylenol and Motrin.

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German Industry Tries To Nip Homeopathy Debate In The Bud As France Decides In Favour Of De-Reimbursement

As France decides to de-reimburse homeopathic medicines, discussions about whether this should be applied to Germany are being re-opened by politicians and high-profile representatives from the country's statutory health insurance system. Industry has responded by saying "no" to de-reimbursement, as the German system allows consumers to choose between insurers based on their views of homeopathy. 
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Microplastic, Macro-Headache: European Cosmetics Industry Dismayed By Early Signs In Restriction Process

Initial committee debate as to whether ECHA’s proposed microplastic restriction meets regulatory threshold requirements for substances posing “unacceptable risk” was shorter-lived than industry advocates anticipated, following the contentious proposal’s issuance at the end of January. Cosmetics Europe head John Chave provides an update on the process and discusses next steps.

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Poland Gives Green Light To Switches From Teva and Polpharma

Teva and Polpharma's OTC operations in Poland are set to received a boost with the approval of two switches by national medicines regulator URPL. Polish consumers can now get OTC access to additional treatments for hay fever and cough. 
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Perrigo Rapped Over Solpadeine Claim in UK, While Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Spanish XLS Ad

Perrigo has found itself in hot water with the UK's MHRA over claims made on the website of its Solpadeine pain-relief brand. Meanwhile, the company has been exonerated after complaints against a TV ad to promote its XLS weight-loss brand proved to be unfounded.
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US FDA Regulatory Roundup: Ceba-Tek GMP Warning, Altaire Expands Recall

GMP violations FDA warned Ceba-Tek about following an inspection in January and February include problems agency officials also noted in 2014 and 2015; Altaire Pharmaceuticals recalls of ophthalmic products due to lack of sterility assurance passes 500 lots, including 28 of Clear Eyes announced July 16.
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HRA Pharma Sharpens Focus On OTC With Rare Diseases Split

By shifting its rare diseases portfolio into a newly-created affiliate, HRA Pharma is signalling its intention to become a force in the global consumer healthcare market. 
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US FDA Regulatory Roundup: Ecometrics GMP Warning, Altaire Ophthalmic Recalls

Contract manufacturer Ecometics may have distributed adulterated OTC drugs due to inadequate removal of residues from manufacturing equipment it also uses to make insect repellent, FDA says; and Altaire Pharmaceuticals expands its recall of OTC and Rx ophthalmic products due to a lack of sterility assurance.

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Lady Gaga’s HAUS Laboratories; Colgate Oral Care Teams With 8-Year-Old YouTuber; More Product Launch News

Brands target fans of Lady Gaga, "Ryan’s Mystery Playdate" and "healthier" sunscreen with product launches in July 2019.

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Amazon's Alexa To Offer UK Health Advice – But Critics Raise Privacy Fears

The UK government has struck a deal with Amazon to make NHS-verified health advice available to users of the Alexa digital assistant. It says the move will help consumers to self-care with reliable healthcare information. However, detractors have questioned the government's motives and raised data privacy fears.
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European Guidelines Now In Effect For ‘Free From,’ ‘Hypoallergenic’ Cosmetic Claims

According to Cosmetics Europe, at least “several” EU Member States are expected to be monitoring the marketplace for compliance with guidance developed by a European Commission working group, key aspects of which – concerning “free from” and “hypoallergenic” claims – went into effect 1 July.

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Lady Gaga’s HAUS Laboratories; Colgate Oral Care Teams With 8-Year-Old YouTuber; More Product Launch News

Brands target fans of Lady Gaga, "Ryan’s Mystery Playdate" and "healthier" sunscreen with product launches in July 2019.

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Cosmetics Weekly Trademark Review: July 9, 2019

Personal-care and cosmetic product trademark filings compiled from the Official Gazette of the US Patent and Trademark Office, Class 3 – Cosmetics and Cleaning Preps. 
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Colgate Doubles Down On Premium Skin Care With $1.7bn Filorga Acquisition

Back in April, CEO Noel Wallace noted Colgate’s interest in further skin-care M&A during his first quarterly presentation at the firm’s helm. The Filorga purchase is significantly bigger than 2018 deals that whet Colgate’s appetite for high-growth, high-margin skin care and represents a gateway to the fast-growing travel retail channel.

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Sterility Concerns Spark Altaire's CVS, Walmart, Walgreens Eye Drop Recalls

Altaire "is initiating the recall due to management concerns regarding the sufficiency of Quality Assurance controls over critical systems in the manufacturing facility," firm says in its recall announcements.
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FDA Puts Squeeze On SnugZ; Promo Product/OTC Drug Manufacturer Warned For CGMP Violations

Known for its customizable lanyards and eyewear retainers, SnugZ USA, Inc. also manufactures sunscreens and other personal-care items for corporate branding purposes. The FDA inspected the firm’s West Jordan, Utah facility in late 2018, finding significant violations of current good manufacturing practices, according to a warning letter posted to the agency’s website 9 July.

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Align Supplement Industry Regulation With DSHEA, Groups Tell FDA In 'Responsible Innovation' Comments

Targeted guidance on questions around NDINs and using import alerts to keep violative products off market are among supplement industry trade groups' suggestions for improving FDA oversight of the industry. Groups also continue asserting that the agency can strengthen its VMS product manufacturing and marketing oversight with its existing authorities.

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Autism 'Cure' Products Spur Comment Wave On FDA's VMS Industry Oversight

More than half the 73 comments posted to FDA's DSHEA modernization docket are from consumers concerned about a specific type of product, bleach-containing liquids marketed as a cure for autism.

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Perrigo Rapped Over Solpadeine Claim in UK, While Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Spanish XLS Ad

Perrigo has found itself in hot water with the UK's MHRA over claims made on the website of its Solpadeine pain-relief brand. Meanwhile, the company has been exonerated after complaints against a TV ad to promote its XLS weight-loss brand proved to be unfounded.
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Confusion Reigns In UK CBD Market As Regulatory Vacuum Allowed To Continue

Major retailers LloydsPharmacy and Holland & Barrett remain unfazed by the regulatory chaos surrounding cannabidiol (CBD) in the UK, while pharmacy groups become increasingly concerned that their members may be selling controlled substances due to the possible presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
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US FDA Regulatory Roundup: Ceba-Tek GMP Warning, Altaire Expands Recall

GMP violations FDA warned Ceba-Tek about following an inspection in January and February include problems agency officials also noted in 2014 and 2015; Altaire Pharmaceuticals recalls of ophthalmic products due to lack of sterility assurance passes 500 lots, including 28 of Clear Eyes announced July 16.
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ThermoLife 'Field Of Use' License Falls Short Of Patent Infringement Standing

Sports nutrition ingredient firm may need to start over with patent infringement claims complaint against Vital Pharmaceuticals and Vitamin Shoppe after a federal judge said it didn't have sufficient rights to the patent, licensed from Werteks Pharmaceutical , needed to litigate claim on its own.ThermoLife's complaint was dismissed without prejudice, meaning it can file another complaint alleging the same claims with a co-plaintiff that has standing.

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European CBD Market Snapshot: UK Leads As Retailers Get On Board With FSA Decision Pending

The UK's cannabidiol market, which according to the Cannabis Trades Association is the largest in Europe, awaits clarification on the legal status of CBD-containing food supplements. Meanwhile, major retailers like Walgreen Boots Alliance are stepping into the space with branded products. 
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Making Self-Care Easy With Behavioral Insights

"Nudging" people to make better healthcare choices is an efficient way of pushing forward the self-care agenda, Tiina Likki, principal advisor at the Behavioural Insights Team told attendees to the AESGP Annual Meeting.

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How Industry Can Build Trust To Win In A Post-Truth World

Fipra's Robert Madelin at the AESGP 55th Annual Meeting explains how industry can take advantage of politically turbulent times in Europe and across the globe by winning consumer trust.

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