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Sweden Reverse-Switches Diclofenac Over Cardio Fears

Oral diclofenac will no longer be available without a prescription in Sweden after the national drug regulator judged that the potential adverse event risks were too high to justify continued OTC supply. Products from GSK and Mylan will be affected by the decision.
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MSM Nutraceuticals Ends 'Drug' Production, Warned On Claims, Ingredients

MSM Nutraceuticals may opt to use contract manufactures to resume marketing MSM-containing products. When it does, the firm is warned not to label and market its “MSM Pain Gel" and "MSM Nasal Spray" products as drugs.

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Henkel Acquires DevaCurl: Preface To Coty Professional Hair-Care Buy?

Analysts believe Henkel is a top contender to acquire Coty’s professional hair-care business, which ranks second in the world after L’Oreal’s, with Henkel’s a distant third. According to Kline’s Carrie Mellage, the DevaCurl deal shows the German firm’s enduring appetite for M&A following a series of similarly small, US-focused purchases in recent years that could be leading to something much larger.

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Adulterated OTCs Reach Dollar Tree, Third-Party Test Lab Missed Problems

Warning links retailers to multiple manufacturers inspected after FDASIA in 2012 pointed FDA toward inspecting all ex-US firms supplying products available in US but that had yet to be inspected for compliance. Manufacturers also were placed on import alerts to prevent their products, including cosmetics as well as drugs, from reaching US.

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Winners In CHPA’s First OTC Marketing Awards Include Perrigo, J&J, GSK

CHPA awarded five grand prize winners from more than 40 consumer health companies entered in its first US OTC Marketing Awards. Perrigo won for “Best OTC Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign” and a J&J Tylenol campaign honoring caregivers was named “Best OTC Digital Campaign.”
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Czech Republic's Zentiva Snaps Up Alvogen’s CEE Operations

Acquiring Alvogen’s operations in central and eastern Europe will strengthen private equity-backed Zentiva’s presence in both the OTC and generics markets.
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EU Reg Stands To Classify TiO2 As ‘Suspected’ Carcinogen Beginning Summer 2021

Reportedly, the Council of the European Union is considering member state objections and requests to extend the current scrutiny period beyond 4 December for a Commission delegated regulation that would classify titanium dioxide as a Category 2 carcinogen by inhalation. The move threatens to impact the marketing of sunscreens and other cosmetics in the EU that contain respirable TiO2 particles.

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Zero Count Adds Up To 70,000-Bottle Ranitidine Recall For AuroMedics

Additional recent recalls include 19,000 bottles of product marketed by Fitoterapia USA and labeled as liquid vitamin C but found to contain erectile dysfunction drug taldalafil .Ongoing testing of ranitidine drugs by FDA and manufacturers led to Aurobindo Pharma USA recall of one lot of OTC 150-mg tablets.

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UK Industry Hit By Brexit Uncertainty, Spies Opportunity

While post-Brexit regulatory alignment remains a priority for the British self-care industry, the increased flexibility afforded by the MHRA becoming a sovereign regulator could allow the UK to become a beacon of innovation on the edge of a re-aligned Europe, says PAGB CEO John Smith.
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Revlon Doubles China Biz, Grows E-Commerce 66%; But Alas, North America

On the bright side in North America, the Revlon brand has reclaimed its lead in the US mass lip segment, and both Revlon and Almay are off to strong starts in the fourth quarter, company leadership says. The firm continues to build the international and digital sides of its business in search of sustainable growth outside of Elizabeth Arden.

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EU Reg Stands To Classify TiO2 As ‘Suspected’ Carcinogen Beginning Summer 2021

Reportedly, the Council of the European Union is considering member state objections and requests to extend the current scrutiny period beyond 4 December for a Commission delegated regulation that would classify titanium dioxide as a Category 2 carcinogen by inhalation. The move threatens to impact the marketing of sunscreens and other cosmetics in the EU that contain respirable TiO2 particles.

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Zero Count Adds Up To 70,000-Bottle Ranitidine Recall For AuroMedics

Additional recent recalls include 19,000 bottles of product marketed by Fitoterapia USA and labeled as liquid vitamin C but found to contain erectile dysfunction drug taldalafil .Ongoing testing of ranitidine drugs by FDA and manufacturers led to Aurobindo Pharma USA recall of one lot of OTC 150-mg tablets.

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No Shutdown But Funding Lower Than House Bill In US FDA Budget Forecast

Former Senate Appropriations Committee staffer expects FDA's FY 2020 budget will not be finalized until early next year and that it will be close to the sum in the appropriations bill passed by the Senate.

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US FDA Commissioner Nominee Hahn On Fast Track With 20 November Hearing

Stephen Hahn will go before the Senate health committee less than three weeks after being nominated. Pink Sheet's historical charts illustrate how a long wait and a quick hearing could mean a rapid confirmation.

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Beiersdorf Making Strategic Moves In Natural Skin Care, China, Digital; Better Late Than Never?

The German firm’s sales increased 6% over the first nine months of fiscal 2019, led by La Prairie luxury, but its mass-market business remains a strategic priority. Bigger digital investments, natural skin-care launches and a sharpened focus on Nivea development in China should help spur growth in the segment.

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Else Nutrition Takes 'Clean Label' Into Infant Formula, Toddler Beverage Market

Else Nutrition will be one of the first companies to market baby and toddler formula and a children’s beverage without dairy or soy while containing a few core ingredients, says CEO Hamutal Yitzhak. Products will debut in North America and Europe in 2020.
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Sports Supplements: Medicine or Food? Australia Debates

Following a string of cases in Australia in which illegal prescription medicines and toxic or dangerous substances have been found in sports supplements, the country's medicines agency is consulting on whether these products should be in future regulated as medicines.  

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GMPs, DMHA Spell FDA Warning For Revital U International

Plano, TX, own-labeler's Smart Caps declared dietary ingredient "Octrodine," also known as 1,5-dimethylhexylamine, or DMHA. Revial's two responses failed to satisfy the agency's concerns about its GMP compliance.
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NJ Senators Tell Congress 'Complicated Legal Framework' Hurts CBD Firms

NJ senators say although FDA deems dietary ingredients and food additives with CBD as unlawful, in the past three years more than 1,500 CBD products have come to market “without a clear approach for regulation or any plan from the FDA to balance consumer access and protect consumer health.”

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Contract Manufacturer Swabplus Warned To Remediate Water, Computer Systems

Maker of single-dose topical swabs indicated for application to sores and open wounds asked o respond with information including a "thorough remediation plan to install and operate a suitable water system." FDA inspectors determined Swabplus didn't correct problem found in a 2016 inspection of failing to test incoming components.

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Croatia's Atlantic Grupa Offloads Food Supplements Unit To PharmaS

PharmaS has struck a deal with Atlantic Grupa which will see it acquire Croatia's leading dietary supplement brand, as well as a product particularly popular with Russian consumers. 
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UK Industry Hit By Brexit Uncertainty, Spies Opportunity

While post-Brexit regulatory alignment remains a priority for the British self-care industry, the increased flexibility afforded by the MHRA becoming a sovereign regulator could allow the UK to become a beacon of innovation on the edge of a re-aligned Europe, says PAGB CEO John Smith.
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Consumer Reports Has 'Concerns' About Echinacea, Turmeric Supplements

Nonprofit advocacy group says one third of echinacea and turmeric supplements it tested contained ingredients in amounts lower than labeled or elevated levels of lead or bacteria. Industry groups say CR used "arbitrary" standards based on preconceived, critical view of US supplement regulation.

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Trade Groups Remain Skeptical Of Consumer Reports Supplement Analysis

 Consumer Reports report stating supplements are ineffectual and possibly dangerous shortchanges supplement regulations, undermines the work to enforce regulations and deceives consumers, say industry trade groups.
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