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Amazon Supplements, OTC Drugs Ride Lower Prices To Gains In Market Share

Amazon’s Solimo supplement and Basic Care OTC lines unlikely to expand much, says Jefferies analyst Brian Tanquilut. Still, brands are well positioned against retail private label competitors, as most products are priced lower than similar products by Walgreens and CVS.

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Vegan Trend Propelling Growth of UK Dietary Supplements Market

Vegans and vegetarians looking to supplement their diet with calcium and iron helped boost overall sales of VMS products in the UK in 2018, according to data from Mintel. Total VMS sales reached £442m in 2018, with the market forecast to grow by 8% over the next five years.
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Gillette’s New ‘Best Men Can Be’ Ad Goes Viral, Drawing Mixed Praise, Boycott Threats

Gillette’s polarizing new video, which challenges men to “do more” to address behavior broadly painted as toxic masculinity, has elicited fervid reactions from all corners of the Internet. Whether the P&G brand’s boldness pays off remains to be seen, but it adds fuel to a growing debate: Should brands insert themselves into today’s highly politicized climate, and can they afford not to?

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Welcome to HBW Insight: A Note From the Editors

HBW Insight aims not only to report daily on the biggest OTC drug, cosmetic and dietary supplement news and developments, but also to highlight crossover opportunities and help stakeholders navigate emerging challenges in these increasingly interconnected sectors. The editors and Client Services are standing by to assist with access issues or questions about the new platform.

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German OTC Market Roundup 2018

It’s been another interesting year for the German OTC market. Read this new report which represent only a fraction of the German coverage in HBW Insight. Topics include, Green scrips growing steadily, German mail-order threat rises and much more.

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Poland Kick Starts 2019 With Three Rx-To-OTC Switches

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Pharmaceutical Society Of Australia Wants Pharmacy To ‘Draw A Line In The Sand’ And Stop Supplying Homeopathy

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has called on the country's pharmacy banner and buying groups to help remove homeopathic products from the shelves of Australian community pharmacies, thereby joining an international chorus of voices that has emerged over the last year questioning the efficacy of these treatments.

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Doc’s Controversial Ideas About UV Benefits Could Gain Traction As Sunscreen Deterrents Add Up

The American Academy of Dermatology has expressed concerns about possible declines in sunscreen use due to increased regulation and negative publicity. Across the pond, one dermatologist believes overemphasis of sun avoidance and sunscreen reliance actually could be a public health disservice.

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Consumer E-commerce Comfort Helps Amazon Health Product Sales Jump 50%

Amazon’s nutrition and wellness sales soared 55% in 2018 to around $2.5bn and health product sales, including OTC drugs, jumped 50% to about $600m, as consumers grow more comfortable purchasing health products online, says e-commerce market research firm Edge by Ascential.

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Health And Wellness Industry News: Investments, Executive Moves

Lance Armstrong's VC invests in muscle-stimulation app maker; Ancient Nutrition appoints Shearson CEO; Penchienati-Bosetta heads specialized nutrition at Danone; and pharma veteran Philipp leads vapor technology firm.

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FDA's OTC Naloxone Model Labels Confirmed In CONFER Study

Participants in FDA-commissioned CONFER study were scored on following label instructions for checking whether a potential patient has overdosed and administering a naloxone dose before calling for emergency help as well as on a "composite of cognitive walkthrough" of all those steps. Participants were in four groups: adult users of heroin and prescription opioids; those persons' friends and family members 18 years old and up; and separate groups of volunteers, 15- to 17-year-olds and adults.

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Doc’s Controversial Ideas About UV Benefits Could Gain Traction As Sunscreen Deterrents Add Up

The American Academy of Dermatology has expressed concerns about possible declines in sunscreen use due to increased regulation and negative publicity. Across the pond, one dermatologist believes overemphasis of sun avoidance and sunscreen reliance actually could be a public health disservice.

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Octocrylene Now? Sunscreen Industry Under Growing Pressure As Environmental Concerns Mount

Lawmakers already are taking action to ban sales of oxybenzone- and octinoxate-containing sunscreens due to signals, however inconclusive, that the ingredients pose dangers to coral health. Now a new study suggests that octocrylene could be a concern as well.

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Avoiding ‘Kiss Killers’ – GSK Offers German Consumers New Oral Hygiene Products For The Festival Season

With Carnival season approaching in Germany, GlaxoSmithKline is helping German consumers to take care of their oral hygiene with new toothbrushes and its Zovirax Duo cold sore treatment. 
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Natural Beauty Big Leaguer L’Occitane Acquires No. 1 In British Luxury Skin Care

L’Occitaine’s $900m Elemis buy will build out the manufacturer/retailer’s premium, natural-oriented beauty portfolio, adding a prestige brand that aspires to be a leader in global skin care with its nature/science balance and cross-generational consumer appeal.

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FDA May Put Hold On Lead Acetate Hair-Dye Rule; Manufacturer Combe Demands Hearing

Grecian Formula marketer Combe likens the process and calculations that informed FDA’s final rule against lead acetate to “a child’s game of telephone.” Environmental Defense Fund warns that if FDA grants Combe’s request – which the NGO suspects is unavoidable – it intends to cross-examine the company’s witnesses about consumer complaints and their handling in the firm’s past.

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2018 In Review: California, Hawaii Pass Personal-Care Legislation Among 300+ State Bills Overall

On par with 2017, the Personal Care Products Council was tracking more than 300 state bills last year with potential implications for its members, including measures ultimately enacted by California and Hawaii to deter cosmetic animal testing and ban environmentally questionable sunscreens.

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Consumer E-commerce Comfort Helps Amazon Health Product Sales Jump 50%

Amazon’s nutrition and wellness sales soared 55% in 2018 to around $2.5bn and health product sales, including OTC drugs, jumped 50% to about $600m, as consumers grow more comfortable purchasing health products online, says e-commerce market research firm Edge by Ascential.

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Health And Wellness Industry News: Investments, Executive Moves

Lance Armstrong's VC invests in muscle-stimulation app maker; Ancient Nutrition appoints Shearson CEO; Penchienati-Bosetta heads specialized nutrition at Danone; and pharma veteran Philipp leads vapor technology firm.

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OptiBiotix Health Strikes Deal To Take CholBiome Probiotic Into Russia And Kazakhstan

British probiotic specialist OptiBiotix Health has struck a three-year distribution deal for its CholBiome supplement in Russia and Kazakhstan.
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Reckitt Begins CEO Search As Kapoor Departs The Company He Reshaped

Reckitt Benckiser's long-serving CEO, Rakesh Kapoor, has unexpectedly announced his intention to retire by the end of the year, with the company immediately kicking off the search for his replacement. Kapoor will be remembered for transforming RB's consumer health business, but also for a number of setbacks under his watch which have impacted results.
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Health And Wellness Products Weekly Trademark Review, Jan. 15, 2019

Trademarks registered and published for opposition with UDPTO 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 Launches: Enviromedica, Garden Of Life, Mineralife, Bimble, Chobani, GT, Chomptown, More

Chobani introduces first line of non-dairy, plant-based yogurts; Mineralife in CBD market with MG Labs brand; Silk dairy-alternative line expands with Oat Yeah milk; Garden of Life extends to keto; Aloha protein powder reformulated; Arthrocen joint supplement in US; Chomptown Cookies from pea protein; GT is Good! on protein bars; Bimble bubbles with CBD; Enviromedica innovates in microbiome; and sweet potato and cayenne-infused date nectars from D'Vash.

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Consumer E-commerce Comfort Helps Amazon Health Product Sales Jump 50%

Amazon’s nutrition and wellness sales soared 55% in 2018 to around $2.5bn and health product sales, including OTC drugs, jumped 50% to about $600m, as consumers grow more comfortable purchasing health products online, says e-commerce market research firm Edge by Ascential.

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Health And Wellness Launches: Enviromedica, Garden Of Life, Mineralife, Bimble, Chobani, GT, Chomptown, More

Chobani introduces first line of non-dairy, plant-based yogurts; Mineralife in CBD market with MG Labs brand; Silk dairy-alternative line expands with Oat Yeah milk; Garden of Life extends to keto; Aloha protein powder reformulated; Arthrocen joint supplement in US; Chomptown Cookies from pea protein; GT is Good! on protein bars; Bimble bubbles with CBD; Enviromedica innovates in microbiome; and sweet potato and cayenne-infused date nectars from D'Vash.

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Spanish Consumers Not Swayed By Ads, Preferring Trusted OTC Remedies

Consumers in Spain tend to choose medicines they have used previously when tackling the symptoms of cold and flu, a survey shows. Interestingly, less than 2% of Spaniards claim to be influenced by TV advertising when selecting an OTC brand.
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