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GSK Proposes Adding OTC Oral Spray To US Smoking Cessation Sector

FDA schedules Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee meeting 18 September to consider GSK's NDA for an OTC nicotine oral spray that delivers 1mg per spray.
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China's Tightened E-Commerce Laws Lead To Plunging Profits At Blackmores

Changes to e-commerce laws in China have hit hard Australia's biggest dietary supplements player Blackmores. With sales and profits in China tumbling, the firm has had to rethink its strategy to reignite growth in the fiercely competitive market.
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California Eyeing ‘Monumental’ Change To How Cosmetic Products Are Classified For VOC Controls

Currently, representations on product labels dictate the levels of VOC content they are permitted to contain under the California Air Resources Board’s consumer products regulations. In its drive to tighten VOC limits, the agency is considering a change that would make online statements additional controlling factors for VOC categorization, one of several moves the personal-care industry aims to discourage.

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Generational Split In British Attitudes To Digital Self-Care, PAGB Research Finds

A survey by the UK’s self-care industry association, PAGB, has found a marked difference in generational attitudes to digital health apps and devices in the UK, with two-thirds of 18 to 35 year olds in the country trusting such technology compared to only a quarter of 46 to 55 year olds.

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False Documents Land Chinese OTC Firm In Real Regulatory Trouble With US FDA

As HBW Insight reported, following inspection in March, FDA placed Huize Commodity's hand sanitizers, sunscreens and lip balms on import alert in June. During FDA inspection, "multiple documents provided were in fact falsified," according to warning.
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NRT Delivery Innovation Proposal In US Doesn't Deliver Expanded Indications

GSK's proposed usage for mouth spray product – reducing withdrawal symptoms, including nicotine craving – differs little from the first NRT product approved in US in 1984. Additional suggested label instructions primarily focus on stating NRTs can be used to reduce smoking or gradually stop tobacco use as opposed to quitting within a specified amount of time.

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Stada ‘Continuously Evaluating’ OTC Deals As Sales Grow Double Digits

Stada tells HBW Insight it remains on the lookout for deals despite only last month closing the acquisition of a basket of OTC brands from GSK. The German firm revealed its plans as it reported a double-digit rise in both sales and earnings at its Branded Products business for the opening six months of 2019.
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Consumer Health Executive Decisions: Karp Directs CHPA Health Policy, Pink's Husband Inspires CBD Line, More

Marina Karp joins CHPA as its first director of health policy; UFC welterweight Colby Covington signs on with Cannafornia CBD; "body activist" Ashley Graham is an Olly Nutrition brand ambassador; and Pink's husband, Carey Hart, inspires Next Green Wave's CBD line.

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Health And Wellness Product Trademark Review 13 August, 2019

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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Trade Group News: CHPA Social Media Award, AHPA Prop 65 Guidance For CBD, CRN Workshop Speakers, More

AHPA supports 2020 Smithsonian Folklife Festival ginseng program; NPA offers to help Amazon following its notification of potentially counterfeit Align probiotics sold; CRN Day of Science tackles "Healthy Aging"; UNPA partners with hemp industry group; Expo East Herb Walk goes to Green Farmacy; CHPA Educational Foundation KnowYourOTCs campaign named "Social Media Campaign of Year" by PR Daily; and AHPA publishes California Prop 65 compliance guidance for CBD marketers.

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Lauder Forecasts 7%-8% Sales Growth In FY 2020 Despite Cooling In Key Markets

Amid global recession fears, Lauder anticipates continued double-digit growth in fiscal 2020 in China and travel retail, albeit at slower rates than seen in recent years. The firm booked 9% reported sales growth to roughly $14.9bn for the fiscal 2019 full year, fueled by a record-setting innovation program.

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Brands Target Men With Sonic Cleansing, 100% Vegan Skin Care; Personal-Care Launches In Brief

Launches announced in August include Clarisonic Mia Men, the brand’s first cleansing device specifically engineered for men’s thicker skin and beard, and Act Of Being, touted as “America’s first 100% vegan men’s grooming and skin-care brand.” Fragrances from Ariana Grande and Vince Camuto debut, along with Moroccanoil Color Depositing Masks and Avon Products’ True 5-in-1 Lash Genius mascara.

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Beauty Industry Working With California Air Board To Inform VOC Regulatory Updates

Personal Care Products Council exec Tom Myers says it’s crucial that industry be involved now, ahead of proposed rulemaking expected from California’s “clean air agency” in 2020, to inform the Air Resources Board about reformulation challenges and opportunities to reduce levels of volatile organic compounds in line with state goals.

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ASA Takes Shears To Hairburst Ad Claims; Volume & Growth Elixir Will Need Name Change

Hairburst’s hair-growth and hair-loss prevention claims on cosmetic products are inadequately substantiated, and many of the health claims it uses to promote food supplements are unauthorized, the Advertising Standards Authority says in a 14 Aug. decision.

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L’Oreal E-Commerce Growth Approaches 50%: ‘We Are Now Clearly A Digital-First Company’

E-commerce, Asia and travel retail continue to fuel gains at L’Oreal, which just posted its strongest first-half like-for-like growth in more than a decade. Skin care remains a key driver as well, offsetting a global slowdown in makeup that has hit the firm’s US business hardest, with little improvement expected this year.

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Imagining A US Where ‘Clean At Sephora’ Is De Facto Law

NGO-backed legislation at US federal, state and local levels to ban cosmetic ingredients and contain contaminant levels would be largely gratuitous if all cosmetics brands were compelled to be “Clean at Sephora.” For now, companies’ adherence to Sephora’s and peers’ green/clean chemistry principles remains voluntary, but retailers’ role as surrogate regulators seems only to be gaining in strength. 
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Own-Labeler Let's Talk Health Hears It From FDA About GMPs, Claims

For all but one of nine GMP violations found by FDA officials, warning letter states: "These are repeat violations from the previous inspection of your firm in 2016."
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Anheuser-Busch, Molson Coors Tap Into CBD Market With Canadian Cultivators

Brewers are working with firms on launching in Canada beverages with cannabis-based ingredients before potentially distributing products in US. Alkaline Water Co. expects lawful sales of CBD supplements and foods in US early in 2020, when it plans to launch Alkaline88 CBD-infused waters.

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Canada Is Large Firms' CBD Test Market While US Weighs Allowing Sales

Large beer and beverage firms partner with hemp cultivators to compete in fledgling US CBD-infused beverage market, which is estimated to reach $1.4bn sales by 2023. Many firms are working on R&D or have completed products and are waiting for a clear regulatory pathway from FDA before launch.

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‘We’re Not In The Market For Gimmicks’ – Reckitt’s R&D Head On The Future Of Personalization And Digital Health

HBW Insight speaks exclusively to Reckitt Benckiser’s R&D Director, Global Health Disruptive Innovation, Dr John Creek about the firm's new innovation strategy, which involves partnering with entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs to create the next generation of personalised and digitally-enabled consumer healthcare brands. 
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Study Takes Measure Of Supplement Size And Link To Swallowing Problems

FDA and CDC Analysis of the 20,791 adverse event reports for vitamins, minerals and supplements from 2006 through 2015 found that 3,962, 19.1%, indicated swallowing problems and the 10 products most commonly identified in the reports all exceeded 17 mm, or 0.67 inch, in length.

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Consumer Health Executive Decisions: Karp Directs CHPA Health Policy, Pink's Husband Inspires CBD Line, More

Marina Karp joins CHPA as its first director of health policy; UFC welterweight Colby Covington signs on with Cannafornia CBD; "body activist" Ashley Graham is an Olly Nutrition brand ambassador; and Pink's husband, Carey Hart, inspires Next Green Wave's CBD line.

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Generics Players Dominating New OTC Launches In Germany

An analysis by Sempora Consulting of the German OTC market in 2018 shows that generic products dominate new OTC product launches.
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Time For Self-Care To Play More Prominent Role In Healthcare – Q&A With GSCF's Alan Main

On International Self-Care Day, HBW Insight speaks exclusively to Alan Main, chairman of the Global Self-Care Federation and executive vice-president of Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, about the growing importance of self-care and the increasingly vital role it plays in sustaining and sustainable healthcare systems.

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European CBD Market Snapshot: UK Leads As Retailers Get On Board With FSA Decision Pending

The UK's cannabidiol market, which according to the Cannabis Trades Association is the largest in Europe, awaits clarification on the legal status of CBD-containing food supplements. Meanwhile, major retailers like Walgreen Boots Alliance are stepping into the space with branded products. 
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