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OTC Zantac Recall: Sanofi Heeds To Potential Ranitidine Contaminant

Firm opts for recall "as a precautionary measure due to inconsistencies in preliminary test results of the active ingredient used in the US and Canadian products." Other firms marketing ranitidine in US have started recalls due to concerns about NDMA since potential problem became known in September.

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Pain Relief Most Popular Reason For Using CBD In UK

Pain relief is by far the most popular reason for taking CBD in the UK, a recent survey has revealed. The research by YouGov also finds that a quarter of those who have not tried CBD are tempted to do so. 
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Unilever’s Schmidt’s Brand Expands To New Category: ‘Home Care Can Be Self Care’

Founded in 2010 as a natural deodorant brand, Schmidt’s is extending its “plant-powered” formulation expertise to home care with the launch of Cleaning Vinegar Multi-Surface Spray and Concentrated Laundry Detergent.

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P&G Raises Guidance On Strong Q1 With Analysts Anticipating Headwinds

Net and organic sales up 7% to $17.8bn in its FY 2020 Q1 as its turnaround takes hold and pricing increases it implemented a year ago push revenues. CFO Jon Moeller says P&G revises guidance upwards for FY2020 and is better positioned to counter potential recession headwinds than it was in 2008.

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Dutch Firms Not Updating Product Info Fast Enough Following Safety Alerts

OTC marketing authorization holders in the Netherlands must respond more quickly to safety alerts issued at EU level which require product information updates, says regulator MEB.
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J&J Starts First Baby Powder Recall Linked To Asbestos Finding

Recall announcement doesn't mention litigation J&JU faces in multiple states alleging use of Johnson's Baby Powder causes cancer due from talc in formulation. But firm's sensitivity to consumer complaints or adverse event reports linked to brand is clear with talc-related litigation as backdrop.

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ZitSticka Investor BFG Touts Startup’s Grownup Following, ‘And They Have Done It With One Product’

Australia-born ZitSticka, marketer of the Killa patch with microdart technology to address “early-stage” zits, will use $5m in Series A financing to support upcoming product launch activity, it says.
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FDA Warning Letter To SkinPrint Cites GMP Violations, Unapproved New Acne Drug

The Skin Atelier, Inc., dba Skinprint, appears to have discontinued sales of OTC drug products on its website, along with Spot-On With 5% Micro-Benz Benzoyl Peroxide Spot Treatment, an unapproved new drug product that the FDA cited in a 1 October warning letter amid a host of GMP violations.

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P&G Raises Guidance On Strong Q1 With Analysts Anticipating Headwinds

Net and organic sales up 7% to $17.8bn in its FY 2020 Q1 as its turnaround takes hold and pricing increases it implemented a year ago push revenues. CFO Jon Moeller says P&G revises guidance upwards for FY2020 and is better positioned to counter potential recession headwinds than it was in 2008.

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FTC Busts Sunday Riley Skincare For Fake Sephora Reviews, But Not All Its Commissioners Are Satisfied

For close to two years, Sunday Riley management allegedly led a company-wide practice of posting glowing reviews of its products on Sephora.com without proper disclosures. The company is barred from repeating such conduct under terms reached with the FTC, but two dissenting commissioners say the settlement falls short of what’s needed to address a growing problem.

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New EU REACH Nanomaterial Requirements Take Effect In 2020; Existing Dossiers Need Updates

Companies that manufacture or import nanoform substances subject to European REACH must meet new information requirements by 1 January 2020 under a regulation adopted by the Commission in late 2018. Final guidance from the European Chemicals Agency, currently available in draft form, is expected by year-end.

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Cosmetics Weekly Trademark Review: 15 October 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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J&J Starts First Baby Powder Recall Linked To Asbestos Finding

Recall announcement doesn't mention litigation J&JU faces in multiple states alleging use of Johnson's Baby Powder causes cancer due from talc in formulation. But firm's sensitivity to consumer complaints or adverse event reports linked to brand is clear with talc-related litigation as backdrop.

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ZitSticka Investor BFG Touts Startup’s Grownup Following, ‘And They Have Done It With One Product’

Australia-born ZitSticka, marketer of the Killa patch with microdart technology to address “early-stage” zits, will use $5m in Series A financing to support upcoming product launch activity, it says.
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Coca-Cola Takes 'Things Go Better With Coke' Approach To Energy Drink Market

Coca-Cola plans to launch four-product energy drink line in the US in January. Drinks will taste like Coke Classic and feature two zero-calorie options to attract new consumers willing to try energy drinks but fear high-calorie drinks with unfamiliar ingredients.

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UK Weight Loss Claims Sell Sex Appeal But Regulator Wants Scientific Proof

Thin entertainers promoting weight loss supplements make wrong impression on consumers, and  Instagram posts for glucomannan supplements marketed in UK by Protein Revolution and BoomBod also didn't state claim for ingredient as authorized.

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Pet Peeve Among GMP Problems FDA Finds At Herbal Supplement Firm

In addition to specifications, recordkeeping and returned product-processing problems commonly found in inspections of supplement firms, FDA finds Paisley Farms' sanitation and plumbing systems inadequate.
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CBD Products For Children Could Connect The Dots To FDA's Problem For Congress

In addition to FDA and FTC attention, pediatric claims by Rooted Apothecary could get attention of US lawmakers, who FDA is asking to authorize it to more directly enforce against adulterated supplements. Violative claims include “Increasing evidence suggests that CBD oil is a powerful option for pain and autism. It seems like an attractive and safe option for children.”

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FDA Suggests Legislation To Streamline Enforcement In Supplement Market

Congress should consider legislation authorizing agency to conduct enforcement more directly, says Associate Commissioner Schiller. In FDLI conference keynote, he discussed compliance with FDA regulations across markets it regulates, but made specific example of saying FDA is comparatively hamstrung in regulating businesses marketing products labeled as supplements.

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Health And Wellness Products Trademark Review 15 October, 2019

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Dutch Self-Care Efforts Stumble As Supplement Prescription Costs Rise

Costs of prescriptions for vitamin D supplements in the Netherlands are spiraling with government moves to encourage self-care appearing to have had the opposite effect, according to new research.

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Dr Google Not Good Enough, European Self-Care Industry Must Step Up

Digital health, social media and the internet are changing the way consumers access health information. To expand Europe's self-care market while ensuring consumers self-care responsibly, industry must collaborate with healthcare professionals and regulators to improve health literacy, says the AESGP's director general Jūratė Švarcaitė.
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Men's Vitamin C And D Use Helps Drive Overall VMS Use In Latest CRN Survey

Trade group's annual survey shows 77% of US consumers use supplements. It found 12% more men than four years ago report taking vitamin C or D within the past 12 months.

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