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OTC Marketing Awards Just Two Weeks Away

This year's OTC Marketing Awards is celebrating innovation and creativity in the British consumer healthcare industry.
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GSK Leaving Pennsylvania Emergen-C Plant, Adding Voltaren To US OTC Line

UK pharma announced that in 2021 it will close its manufacturing facility in Carlisle, PA, where around 260 people are employed making the Emergen-C line. It will move the manufacturing to its Guayama, PR, facility.

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FTC Commissioner Proposes Making Endorsement Guides Into Rules, Seeking Stiffer Penalties

At least one FTC commissioner seems convinced that the agency’s Enforcement Guides are ripe for an update to address unscrupulous influencer marketing practices. Democrat Rohit Chopra proposes their codification into formal rules that would make violators liable for civil penalties and damages.

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Health And Wellness Trademark Review 18 February, 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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HBW Executive Decisions: Perrigo Americas, Nutraceutical International Helm Changes, ABC Farnsworth Award, More

Myos Rens hires Eric LeGrand as special advisor for sports nutrition; Perrigo Consumer Americas chief Jeff Needham will be succeeded by Rich Sorota; Nutraceutical International appoints Monty Sharma to replace Chad Clawson at the helm; American Botanical Council’s Farnsworth Award goes to Rachel Mata; and Herbalife’s John Agwunobi will be chairman as well as CEO.

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Florida Preemption Bill Poised To Undo Key West Sunscreen Ban

Headed for its second reading in the Florida House after its counterpart passed the Senate on 29 January, HB 113 would expressly preempt local regulation of OTC drugs and cosmetics. According to House analysis documents, “This nullifies the current City of Key West ordinance” banning the sale of sunscreens containing reputed coral-killing UV filters.

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DDD Bringing New Life To UK’s Baby-Care Category

DDD Ltd's global marketing director Katy Holder tells HBW Insight how the company is looking to carve out a niche in the UK's baby-care market with naturally derived ingredients and family-friendly product portfolios. 
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HRA Educating Young Britons About Emergency Contraception

Over half of the UK's Generation Z have no idea how emergency contraption works. HRA Pharma is looking to change this with its Fact Not Fiction PR campaign for EllaOne.
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Belgium’s Amophar Acquires Patch Pharma, Launches Pharmacy-Only CBD

Amophar has snapped up Belgian player Patch Pharma and at the same time launched the first pharmacy-only CBD available in the country.
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Florida Preemption Bill Poised To Undo Key West Sunscreen Ban

Headed for its second reading in the Florida House after its counterpart passed the Senate on 29 January, HB 113 would expressly preempt local regulation of OTC drugs and cosmetics. According to House analysis documents, “This nullifies the current City of Key West ordinance” banning the sale of sunscreens containing reputed coral-killing UV filters.

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Future Use Of Titanium Dioxide In Spray And Powder Cosmetics Hinges On SCCS Review

As of 5 February, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety is evaluating use of titanium dioxide – now officially classified as a Category 2 carcinogen in the EU – in cosmetic products that can expose consumers by way of inhalation. Without a favorable SCCS opinion, the ingredient’s use in those contexts will be banned under Article 15 of the Cosmetics Regulation.

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Colgate Was Drawn To Hello Products’ Youthful Lifestyle Branding, And Now It Has A CBD Line

Successfully acquired by Colgate-Palmolive on 31 January, Hello quickly made a statement with the launch of a CBD oral-care range and its first go at lip care, CBD Vegan Lip Balm. Available exclusively through Ulta Beauty, the CBD products have the potential to score well with younger consumers interested in natural ingredients, eco-friendly packaging and, of course, cannabis-based innovations.

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DevaCurl Faces Multiple Class Actions As Latest Brand Linked To Hair Loss

The company maintains that its products are safe, but plaintiffs in proposed class actions allege it has knowingly put consumers at risk of hair loss and other injuries. DevaCurl’s troubles escalated quickly after a former brand ambassador went viral with a 31 January video urging consumers to stop using DevaCurl products and adopt safer alternatives.

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Cosmetics Weekly Trademark Review: 11 February 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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Cosmetics Weekly Trademark Review: 4 February 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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Herbalife 'Just Getting Started' On Growth Following Flat 2019 At $4.9bn Net Sales

"We're a growth company, well-positioned in a global trend of nutrition that the world hasn't seen before," says co-president John Agwunobi. But the direct seller's record volume increase in 2019 didn’t translate to revenue growth as China, Mexico and Central and South America pulled down results.
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Health And Wellness Trademark Review 18 February, 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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HBW Executive Decisions: Perrigo Americas, Nutraceutical International Helm Changes, ABC Farnsworth Award, More

Myos Rens hires Eric LeGrand as special advisor for sports nutrition; Perrigo Consumer Americas chief Jeff Needham will be succeeded by Rich Sorota; Nutraceutical International appoints Monty Sharma to replace Chad Clawson at the helm; American Botanical Council’s Farnsworth Award goes to Rachel Mata; and Herbalife’s John Agwunobi will be chairman as well as CEO.

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Belgium’s Amophar Acquires Patch Pharma, Launches Pharmacy-Only CBD

Amophar has snapped up Belgian player Patch Pharma and at the same time launched the first pharmacy-only CBD available in the country.
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Coronavirus Drives TCM Sales In China, Clouds Global Consumer Health Outlook

Consumer health product firms say the coronavirus will have an impact on their results, but it’s too early to estimate the costs. US FDA also hedges its predictions, saying the outbreak could lead to interruptions in country’s drug and medical device supplies. China's health commission has issued six guidelines for diagnosis and treatment, but no conventional antiviral treatment is approved and it's emphasizing traditional Chinese medicines.

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Prenatal Vitamin D Benefit In Preventing Childhood Asthma Fades By Age 6

University of Rochester researchers say a benefit of daily prenatal vitamin D in preventing asthma in children up to 3 found in their 2016 study doesn't extend until age 6. They encourage more research, including analyzing whether supplementation should continue in young children.
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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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