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No Plans To Remove CBD Products From Shelves, Says UK Food Regulator

CBD products already on the UK market are safe for now, as the country's Food Standards Agency says it will not take action while it works out how to implement the new European Union novel food regulations. 

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Polish Industry Fighting Against Advertising Tax On Supplements

Advertising dietary supplements in Poland will incur a new tax under proposals from the country's Ministry of Health. While the government claims the motivation is to promote healthy eating choices, industry says supplements have been unfairly linked to poor dietary choices without evidence.
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Grooming Investments Pay Off, Merck OTCs Count Organically In P&G's Latest Quarter

P&G’s grooming segment grew 4% in its latest quarter, the third consecutive of organic growth as the Gillette brand wins 18m customers in 12 months. The results suggest investments the company made to ward off subscription-based competitors are starting to pay off.

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Sunscreen Industry Faces Major Challenge In GRASE Push That OTC Monograph Reform Would Solve

Industry advocates working to support GRASE determinations for eight UV filters are faced with a dilemma. They would like to share nonpublic studies with the FDA on a confidential basis – at least to get initial temperature readings from the agency as to the studies’ usefulness in addressing data gaps – but under the current OTC monograph framework, no such pathway exists.

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Shuttered US Supplement Firm Meets Recall Deadline, But Schumer Says FDA Late Cleaning Up Industry

While contract manufacturer ABH Nature' complied with consent decree, Sen. Chuck Schumer says FDA is late in enforcing against noncompliant firms across the supplement sector. Other recent consumer health recalls include more OTC ranitidine tablets due to the potential carcinogen NDMA found in the heartburn ingredient and four versions of Sure 48HR Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant with labeling errors.

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Colgate Says Hello To Subscription-Delivery Wtih Oral Care Line Acquisition

Colgate agrees to purchase Hello Products direct-to-consumer oral care brand, complementing  its Colgate brand and its Tom’s of Maine natural-positioned line. The firm will pay with a combination of cash and debt in the deal expected to close no later than the end of February.

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Germany's Neuraxpharm Underlines OTC Ambitions With Easypharm Acquisition

Austria's Easypharm has been snapped up by Neuraxpharm, which is looking to take a larger slice of Europe's consumer healthcare market.
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Health And Wellness Trademark Review 21 January, 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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Dermocosmetics Push Yields Results For Switzerland's Galenica

Launching skin-care products that blend "natural medicinal plants from the Swiss pharmacopoeia with the best Swiss skin science" helped to drive up Galenica's OTC sales in 2019 at a double-digit rate.
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J&J International Baby, Beauty Lines Could Lead Trimming 10% Of Consumer Portfolio

J&J plans to cut 10% of its consumer health portfolio, with most divestitures in the baby and beauty care segments outside the US. It plans to focus on growing “stronghold” categories of skin health and self care, including Aveeno and Tylenol.
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Shuttered US Supplement Firm Meets Recall Deadline, But Schumer Says FDA Late Cleaning Up Industry

While contract manufacturer ABH Nature' complied with consent decree, Sen. Chuck Schumer says FDA is late in enforcing against noncompliant firms across the supplement sector. Other recent consumer health recalls include more OTC ranitidine tablets due to the potential carcinogen NDMA found in the heartburn ingredient and four versions of Sure 48HR Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant with labeling errors.

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Colgate Says Hello To Subscription-Delivery Wtih Oral Care Line Acquisition

Colgate agrees to purchase Hello Products direct-to-consumer oral care brand, complementing  its Colgate brand and its Tom’s of Maine natural-positioned line. The firm will pay with a combination of cash and debt in the deal expected to close no later than the end of February.

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Endocrine Disruptors, The European Green Deal And The Politicization Of EU Chemical Programs

John Chave, director-general at Cosmetics Europe, says the European Commission’s plan for targeted assessment of 28 potential endocrine-disruptors in cosmetics – despite its conclusion in late 2018 that the current cosmetics regulatory framework adequately addresses endocrine-disruptor concerns – is symptomatic of a broad trend taking hold in Europe.

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Cosmetics Weekly Trademark Review: 21 January 2020

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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Dermocosmetics Push Yields Results For Switzerland's Galenica

Launching skin-care products that blend "natural medicinal plants from the Swiss pharmacopoeia with the best Swiss skin science" helped to drive up Galenica's OTC sales in 2019 at a double-digit rate.
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EU’s Cosmetic Microplastic Restriction Expected To Be ‘Very Wide-Ranging’ At Best

Cosmetics Europe’s Director-General John Chave discusses next steps in the European Union’s proposed drive to ban manufactured microplastic in all cosmetic products. Industry continues to fight for something more proportionate, but it’s up against powerful forces in today’s European theater.

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Shuttered US Supplement Firm Meets Recall Deadline, But Schumer Says FDA Late Cleaning Up Industry

While contract manufacturer ABH Nature' complied with consent decree, Sen. Chuck Schumer says FDA is late in enforcing against noncompliant firms across the supplement sector. Other recent consumer health recalls include more OTC ranitidine tablets due to the potential carcinogen NDMA found in the heartburn ingredient and four versions of Sure 48HR Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant with labeling errors.

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Health And Wellness Trademark Review 21 January, 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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No Regulatory Imprimatur In UK For Scottish Firm’s Hangover Remedy Claim

Bounce Back Drinks sought to establish its bona fides as a registered consumer product provider, but statements referencing ASA, EFSA and MHRA imply the agencies reviewed and approved its product and advertising. Plus, hangover remedy claims are prohibited under UK regulations.

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HBW US Executive Decisions: Engle Leaves FTC, Changes At Nature's Bounty, CRN And Benev

Mary Engle led FTC enforcement actions including against POM Wonderful’s claims for its pomegranate supplements; Huber is CRN’s scientific and regulatory affairs VP and Amanda Darlington is government relations director; Jones takes charge of Nature’s Bounty supply chain; and Benev Co. names five aesthetic experts to Medical Advisory Board to advance its “medically developed cosmeceutical line.”
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Doc of Detox Black Gold Supplement Tarnished Without Support For Claims

Doc of Detox Black Gold supplement claims for Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, fatigue and heavy metal toxicity were reviewed in industry self-regulation forum. But Canadian firm International Institute of Health didn’t submit supporting evidence.

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What A Relief! Three German IBS Launches From Sanofi, Dr Kade, Dr Loges

Sanofi on trend with plant-based, app-supported Buscopan line extension, Dr Kade offers all-in-one gastrointestinal product and Dr Loges appeals to children with blueberry flavored supplement. 
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For Switch Success, Dive Deeper Into Consumer Behaviour

Behavioral insights can help companies make a success of Rx-to-OTC switches, explains Hamell’s managing director Fiona Hammond, in an exclusive interview with HBW Insight. 

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Health And Wellness Trademark Review 7 January, 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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Digital Advances In Consumer Health At CES: Oral Care, Nausea, Beauty Products

OTC drug, supplement and beauty firms are spreading into digital health devices showcased at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show as technological advancements help consumers reach health and wellness goals. Colgate debuted a smart toothbrush that detects biofilm build-up while L’Oreal introduced AI-powered skin care.

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