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NPA Slams Study Linking Calcium, Vitamin D Use To Increased Cancer Risk

Annals of Medicine study finds at least 1,000mg/day calcium supplementation associated with increased risk of cancer, but no association of cancer and high levels of calcium from foods. Natural Products Association says study included an ‘unhealthy’ cohort of patients.

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Norway's OTC Market In 2018: Sales Remain Stable As GSK Consolidates Its Leading Position

Sales of non-prescription medicines in Norway edged up by less than 1% in 2018, as GSK remained the leading player on the market and its Otrivin respiratory line maintained its position as the country's best-selling OTC brand. 
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Fragrance Creators Association Racing To Amend Fast-Moving Disclosure Bill In California

The trade association opposes the proposed Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act, which advanced out of California’s Senate Health Committee April 10, but the group’s position could change if key amendments are made to the bill. Fragrance Creators’ flexibility reflects political realities in California that could make it very difficult to defeat or delay the legislation.

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FDA Proposes Priorities For Cosmetic Ingredient Review: Mica, Probiotics, CBD

Nakissa Sadrieh, director of cosmetics at FDA and the agency’s CIR liaison, floated the three potential review priorities at the CIR Expert Panel’s April 8-9 meeting in Washington. It’s the most for-cause targets proposed by the agency in recent memory, and CIR leadership noted that they pose considerable challenges.

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OTC Private Labeler RIJ Pharmaceutical Must 'Fully Remediate' Water System

FDA asks RIJ Pharmaceutical, which recalled a dozen products last year, to provide plans for developing a solid water system design and mixing process. It warns private label manufacturer about contaminated, "‘super-potency" OTC drugs that resulted from GMP violations.

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Health And Wellness Trademarks Review, April 16, 2019

Trademarks registered and published for opposition with USPTO in Class 3 – cosmetics and cleaning Preps, and Class 5 –pharmaceuticals. Marks for vitamin, mineral and supplement products also are registered or published for opposition in both Class 3 and Class 5.

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Acting FDA Chief Sharpless Pledges 'Full Speed Ahead' On Current Agenda

In his first speech to agency staff, Acting Commissioner Norman Sharpless says FDA will continue working on issues including food safety and nutrition drug, and he is not approaching the post like a temporary caretaker. Sharpless said his appointment does not reflect attempt by President Trump or HHS Secretary Alex Azar to force FDA to change direction set by Scott Gottlieb.

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EU Deal Tracker: Ponroy Snaps Up Italy's Pasquali, Vision Healthcare Grabs VItaminExpress

France's Ponroy Santé is expanding its reach in Italy by snapping up Pasquali Healthcare, while Vision Healthcare has increased its online presence with a deal for VitaminExpress.
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Rapid Release Gels, Arthritis Formulation Put Tylenol In US OTC Analgesic Lead

Tylenol brand consumption grows 10% on sales of Rapid Release Gel and Tylenol Arthritis, reaching top spot among analgesic products in the US, J&J says. Retailers' inventory builds as a result of prior-year supply constraints driven by Hurricane Maria also helped drive growth.

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Perrigo's Omega Pharma Struggles In 2018 As It Continues To Restructure And Divest

Perrigo's Europe-focused consumer health business Omega Pharma found sales growth hard to come by in 2018 as the group worked hard to right size the organization. While it still has a way to go to completely turnaround Omega, Perrigo is starting to see these interventions pay off, with profits up for the 12 months. 
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L’Oreal Luxe Not Losing Steam In Asia; Consumer Biz Lifts On Garnier Momentum

The French cosmetics giant continues to benefit from Chinese millennials with voracious luxury appetites, posting 14% like-for-like growth in its Luxe division for the fiscal 2019 first quarter. L’Oreal’s Consumer Products business is improving as well, with a return to growth in Western Europe, while North America continues to struggle.

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Canada Moving Toward Cosmetic Animal-Testing Ban Potentially Stricter Than California Law

The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, S 214, would ban the sale of cosmetics developed with animal testing that’s conducted four years or more after enactment, ostensibly including testing undertaken to comply with foreign regulations. The sole exemption is for animal testing that is Health Canada-authorized.

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Cosmetics Weekly Trademark Review: April 9-16, 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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Rapid Release Gels, Arthritis Formulation Put Tylenol In US OTC Analgesic Lead

Tylenol brand consumption grows 10% on sales of Rapid Release Gel and Tylenol Arthritis, reaching top spot among analgesic products in the US, J&J says. Retailers' inventory builds as a result of prior-year supply constraints driven by Hurricane Maria also helped drive growth.

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CIR Expert Panel’s April Meeting: 82 Brown Algae Ingredients Reviewed; Preservative Developments; More

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel is taking its first look at brown algae-derived ingredients, with 32 passing muster at the panel’s April 8-9 meeting in Washington. Salicylic acid and fatty acids were among ingredients that received final safe verdicts, while four ingredient groups drew insufficient data announcements. Finally, parabens got tabled and MCI/MI was reopened for updates.

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New York's Prop 65-Like Proposal Dropped From Budget, But Talks Continue

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Consumer Right to Know Act, New York’s answer to Prop 65 in California, was scuttled by legislators in their budget bill signed into law April 12. However, related talks are ongoing in the state’s legislature, where the Safe Cosmetics Act is on the table again this session.

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CBD Wellness News: BoxScore Pivots To CBD, Shineco, Datong JV, More

Endo Water researches Kansas; CannAmerica new packages, gummy flavors shipping; Profile's Elite brand blooms CBD Flower; NeutriSci, Falcon plan sublingual CBD tablet; Aleafia distributed metered-dose cannabis spray; Plus launches Classic Mint, makes CFO switch; BoxScore Brands pivots to CBD focus with new CEO; and Shineco, Datong JV for hemp supplement chain, DBD development.

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Wellness Product Launches: Equelle For Menopause, Renadyl For Uremic Toxins, More

S-equol in Equelle menopause supplement; antioxidant support for PTSD symptoms; supplement targets uremic toxins; green tea for heart health; and CartiJoint with Bio-Curcumin Curcugree.

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CBD Market: Vitamin Shoppe Enters Field, More Gummies Launched

Nutrition, health and wellness productfirm launches its CBD sales with Irwin's Naturals products and also offers SpaRoom oils. Green Gorilla and Folium Biosciences are the latest nutritional product firms to offer CBD-containing supplements in gummy format.

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Health And Wellness Trademarks Review, April 16, 2019

Trademarks registered and published for opposition with USPTO in Class 3 – cosmetics and cleaning Preps, and Class 5 –pharmaceuticals. Marks for vitamin, mineral and supplement products also are registered or published for opposition in both Class 3 and Class 5.

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Health And Wellness News: FDA Enforcement Discretion On Allulose Labeling, More

FDA extends sunscreen proposed rule comment period; American Kratom Association AKA webinar counters ‘incorrect’ headlines; ProBiora promotes brand with comic book; and Allulose labeling draft guidance includes enforcement discretion.

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EU Deal Tracker: Ponroy Snaps Up Italy's Pasquali, Vision Healthcare Grabs VItaminExpress

France's Ponroy Santé is expanding its reach in Italy by snapping up Pasquali Healthcare, while Vision Healthcare has increased its online presence with a deal for VitaminExpress.
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Consumers Across EU Struggling To Interpret Nutrition And Health Claims

Consumers need more support to help them accurately interpret nutrition and health claims made on foods, including food supplements, a study across five EU markets suggests. Nutrition claims and health claims are regularly confused by consumers, and their technical wording often means they are misunderstood or not understood at all.

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EMA Is Exploring How Real-World Data Can Benefit Europe’s OTC Market, Says Agency Head Rasi

The European Medicines Agency is right now looking into how real-world data and evidence can be used to improve regulatory systems and extend access to OTC medicines within the European Union, the agency's executive director Guido Rasi told the recent AESGP Regulatory Conference in Amsterdam.

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Providing High Value, OTC Drugs Deserve Higher Profile In Health Care – CHPA

While Rx drug pricing is under attack by Congress, White House and consumer and public health advocacy groups, OTC drugs' value isn't gaining a higher profile. "Our health care system undervalues the contribution of our industry's products," says CHPA chief Scott Melville. Trade group conducts “Value of OTC Medicines" study for reasons including raising the profile of consumer health products in the US health care system.

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