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Approved Nearly 75 Years Ago, Bufferin NDA On Withdrawal Notice Due To Registration Lapse

Attention must be paid when withdrawal is for NDA approved in 1948 for brand synonymous with nonprescription pain relief, Bufferin. Even when FDA’s decision amounts to NDA database recordkeeping, withdrawal of application demands notice in US OTC space.

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Estonia Ends OTC Access To Codeine

Concerns over addiction to, and deliberate misuse of, codeine in Estonia has led the national regulator to reverse-switch the opioid from OTC to prescription-only status.

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Canada Responds To Children’s OTC Pain Reliever Shortage Linked To Consumers ‘Panic Buying’

Shortage began in August and has increased the onset of cough/cold season due to consumers’ “stockpiling/panic buying” in response to high levels of activity in COVID-19, RSV, seasonal flu and other viruses, according to Canadian Pharmacists Association. Health Canada has approved imports of Haleon and J&J children’s pain relievers.

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UK Pharmacies Recommending Short-Term Treatments Over PPIs For Frequent Heartburn – Haleon Survey

Haleon data shows a notable increase in UK pharmacy teams recommending PPIs for frequent heartburn in the year ended September 2022. However, pharmacies are still recommending alginate-based OTCs and antacids over PPIs for frequent heartburn in the majority of occasions, which Haleon says points to a need for more pharmacy education.

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US FDA Implementing Hybrid Work Policy In January

Agency employees will have on-site, telework and remote possibilities, but options will depend on the center, office and job duties.

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People On The Move: Appointments At Stada And Angelini Pharma

A round-up of notable consumer heath appointments: Stada has hired Sanofi's Stéphane Jacqmin as head of emerging markets; and Angelini has appointed Gilead's Jacopo Andreose as CEO of its Pharma business.

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US FDA Implementing Hybrid Work Policy In January

Agency employees will have on-site, telework and remote possibilities, but options will depend on the center, office and job duties.

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L’Oreal Settles Lawsuit Over Website Accessibility To Blind And Visually Impaired

Revlon settled similar litigation previously, while Bumble & Bumble was hit with a putative class action on 10 November in New York federal court alleging the blind and visually impaired are being denied equal access to its website due to design shortcomings.

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Cosmetic And Personal Care Trademarks Review: 22 November

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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Coty’s First Refillable Fragrance Among 2022 Sustainability Highlights

Chloé Rose Naturelle Intense, Coty’s first refillable fragrance, makes its 2022 sustainability report along with green science to replace D5 silicone and the company’s partnership with LanzaTech NZ to create fragrances using ethanol made from captured carbon emissions.

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P&G’s 2022 Top Partners Include Oral B Maker In India, IFF Among First Sustainability Winners

Makers of oral care and grooming products, nutritional ingredient suppliers and packaging providers among Procter & Gamble’s 11 “Partner of the Year” award winners. International Flavors and Fragrances one of six winners in first year of “Supplier Sustainability Award.”

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PCPC Raises ‘Grave Concerns’ About China’s Cosmetic Regs, Possible WHO Treaty Noncompliance

Foreign cosmetic product manufacturers may avoid the Chinese market if burdensome registration requirements aren’t modified and fairness issues addressed, the trade association says in comments to the Office of the US Trade Representative.

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US FDA Implementing Hybrid Work Policy In January

Agency employees will have on-site, telework and remote possibilities, but options will depend on the center, office and job duties.

FDA Coronavirus COVID-19

People On The Move: Appointments At Stada And Angelini Pharma

A round-up of notable consumer heath appointments: Stada has hired Sanofi's Stéphane Jacqmin as head of emerging markets; and Angelini has appointed Gilead's Jacopo Andreose as CEO of its Pharma business.

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Germany's PharmaSGP Raises Sales Guidance In 'Record Year'

European Consumer health player PharmaSGP is well on the way to achieving new record revenues in 2022, and is working to maintain this upward trajectory over the medium and long term. 

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Is Melatonin The New Vitamin D? Study Shows Range of Health Benefits Beyond Sleep

Immunity, gut microbiome health, cognitive health and mood, bone health, blood circulation, and detoxification are just some of the potential health benefits of melatonin supplementation beyond sleep, according to a study published in the journal Nutrients.

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‘General Benefit’ Insufficient For EU Food For Special Medical Purposes Classification

In a case that could have far-reaching implications for the region's food supplement manufacturers, the European Court of Justice has ruled that the definition of foods for special medical purposes should be restricted to use in addressing a specific nutrient deficiency related to an illness, as defined by EU law.

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Still No Appetite At US FDA For CBD In Food

Three years after similar warnings to make same impression, FDA warns five firms about using in food or beverage products CBD, the cannabinoid most commonly found in US, and delta-8 THC, a subject of ongoing discussion over whether it qualifies as hemp. One firm also warned about CBD in sunscreen.

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UK Pharmacies Recommending Short-Term Treatments Over PPIs For Frequent Heartburn – Haleon Survey

Haleon data shows a notable increase in UK pharmacy teams recommending PPIs for frequent heartburn in the year ended September 2022. However, pharmacies are still recommending alginate-based OTCs and antacids over PPIs for frequent heartburn in the majority of occasions, which Haleon says points to a need for more pharmacy education.

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Cosmetic And Personal Care Trademarks Review: 22 November

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

United States Trademarks

Is Melatonin The New Vitamin D? Study Shows Range of Health Benefits Beyond Sleep

Immunity, gut microbiome health, cognitive health and mood, bone health, blood circulation, and detoxification are just some of the potential health benefits of melatonin supplementation beyond sleep, according to a study published in the journal Nutrients.

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