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GSK Targets UK LGBTQ+ Community With Sensodyne And Voltarol

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US Probiotics Market Stirs With Chobani Beverages, Danone, Sofar And Plexus Blends For Kids

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Bayer Sees Positive Consumer Change From COVID-19 Despite Slowing Sales

Bayer says the growing interest in self-care triggered by the coronavirus outbreak is here to stay, with demand showing no sign of slowing for dietary supplements as consumers look to give their immune systems a boost. While Bayer benefited from this in the second quarter, sales across its other Consumer Health categories went into reverse as a result of lockdowns and social distancing measures. 

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Health And Wellness Trademark Review 11 August, 2020

Trademarks are registered and published for opposition with the US Patent and Trademark Office and are published weekly in the agency's Official Gazette.

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US Consumer Health And Beauty Recalls: High Lead In Hemp Oils, More Sanitizers With Methanol

While FDA continues posting announcements of recalls of hand sanitizers made by firms in Mexico and found to contain methanol, its latest recall records update also show Michigan Herbal Remedies recalled a total of 5,938 bottles of hemp oils due to elevated lead levels.

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Alles Gut! German Gastrointestinal Launches From Bayer, Stada, Dr Kade

OTC marketing news from Germany: Bayer’s Talcid Liquid returns to pharmacy shelves, Stada extends its successful Probielle probiotics range and Dr Kade adds “gel” version of Riopan.

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Perrigo Strengthens In Europe With Sanofi Skin-Care Brands

Perrigo is investing to grow its reinvigorated International consumer health business by acquiring three OTC skin-care brands from Sanofi. 

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FDA Shifts On Measuring Daily Limits For Excipients From Potency To Maximum Exposure

International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council of the Americas supports the maximum daily exposure limit but suggests FDA retain potency limit field until it finishes adding MDE information to avoid causing confusion.

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US GAO Review Of FDA’s OTC Drug Oversight Signals Waiting For Monograph Reform Benefits

Benefits of OTC monograph reform legislation passed in March likely will take at least several years, according to GAO report to Congress. It notes the FDA still is analyzing the legislation and it may need two years to add and train staff.

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Cosmetics Weekly Trademark Review: 11 August 2020

Personal-care and cosmetic product trademark filings compiled from the Official Gazette of the US Patent and Trademark Office, Class 3.

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Cosmetics Weekly Trademark Review: 4 August 2020

Personal-care and cosmetic product trademark filings compiled from the Official Gazette of the US Patent and Trademark Office, Class 3.

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Perrigo Strengthens In Europe With Sanofi Skin-Care Brands

Perrigo is investing to grow its reinvigorated International consumer health business by acquiring three OTC skin-care brands from Sanofi. 

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Zero Gravity Submits To NAD Review For Skin-Rejuvenating Device Claims Following FTC Referral

The Perfectio device marketer came away from the advertising industry’s self-regulatory process with a number of claims intact or mostly untouched, though it discontinued a couple going into the assessment and the National Advertising Division advised against a few others. The firm has pledged to comply “in the spirit of compromise.”

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What Did US Consumers Buy With Stimulus Checks? E.l.f. Beauty Products, For One Thing

In the current economy, e.l.f.’s value messaging is resonating with new consumers, contributing to an 8% jump in its fiscal 2021 first-quarter sales. The company expects continued volatility, but is optimistic about its robust digital game, growing skin-care clout and a newly announced partnership with Alicia Keys that it says will yield much more than “just another celebrity beauty line.”

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Revlon In COVID-19 Tailspin; E-Commerce, At-Home Beauty Provide Lifts

At-home nail and hair care and e-commerce were bright spots in a numbing second quarter for Revlon, which was hit hard by mass retail and salon channel closures at a time of ongoing transformation.

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Health And Wellness Trademark Review 11 August, 2020

Trademarks are registered and published for opposition with the US Patent and Trademark Office and are published weekly in the agency's Official Gazette.

Trademarks OTC Drugs

US Consumer Health And Beauty Recalls: High Lead In Hemp Oils, More Sanitizers With Methanol

While FDA continues posting announcements of recalls of hand sanitizers made by firms in Mexico and found to contain methanol, its latest recall records update also show Michigan Herbal Remedies recalled a total of 5,938 bottles of hemp oils due to elevated lead levels.

Recalls OTC Drugs

Ireland Sets Maximum Levels For Vitamins As Supplement Popularity Grows

As more and more dietary supplements flood the Irish market to meet the demand created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ireland has joined a number of its EU neighbors in setting maximum levels for certain vitamins and minerals to protect consumer health.

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Compliance For ‘Gluten Free’ Claims For Fermented, Hydrolyzed Supplements Relies On Recordkeeping

Final rule amends FDA regulation on gluten-free labeling to provide alternative means for the agency to verify compliance. It will determine whether a firm is compliant from records it must maintain, and make available for inspection and copying, of the fermented or hydrolyzed supplements and food products bearing the claim.

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HBW Executive Decisions: VSI And Mydecine CMOs, Branded Legacy CEO, Rooted Hemp Backs Racer

Vitamin Shoppe names Muriel Gonzalez chief merchandising and marketing officer; Branded Legacy board member Jermaine Strong replaces CEO Ryan Medico; former Red Bull marketing head Gunning joins Mydecine; and CBD edibles, topicals firm sponsors X-Games athlete.

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EU Should Limit Caffeine Levels In Supplements

Should maximum levels of caffeine in food supplements be defined at a European level? A risk assessment commissioned by the Dutch health authority found evidence to suggest that the answer should be "yes."

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Japan Embarks On Rx-To-OTC Switch Revolution

The Japanese government has approved a raft of measures aimed at expanding the country's consumer health market, including reforms to an Evaluation Committee that has not lived up to its promise of expediting Rx-to-OTC switches. 

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CBD In Cosmetics: The State Of the European Union

HBW Insight speaks to EU regulatory expert Amanda Isom of Bloom Regulatory Ltd about the current state of play in Europe’s CBD cosmetics market, reflecting on how it compares with the situation in US, and the EU market for CBD food supplements.

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COVID-Crunched Cosmetics Shoppers Spending Less, Trading Down, Wary Of Stores

Recent surveys from consulting, retail analytics and e-commerce logistics firms support the views of leading beauty and personal-care companies that are modifying their approaches in light of consumers’ changing means and preferences during COVID-19.

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