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Reckitt ‘Not Happy’ With Consumer Health Growth In 2018, Following European And Infant Nutrition Woes

RB's Health business failed to keep pace with market growth in 2018, with the firm admitting its mindset in Europe "needs to change." The UK-based consumer-goods giant spent the 12 months working on its RB 2.0 restructuring program, which will give it the option to separate into two independent companies focusing on Health and Hygiene by 2020.
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Vegans Must Take A Vitamin B12 Supplement Every Day, Says German Nutrition Society As It Raises NRV

As it raises the nutrient reference value for vitamin B12, the German Nutrition Society recommends that vegans take a supplement every day to address deficiencies resulting from vegan diets. The Vegan Society Germany, however, while supporting the level raise, disputes the claim that plant-based diets cannot supply the required amount of the vitamin. 

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ECHA’s Microplastic Ban Proposal Is ‘Brutally Misinformed’ – Cosmetics Europe

Cosmetics Europe’s Director-General John Chave discusses “a whole clutch of errors and misunderstandings” underlying ECHA’s proposal to prohibit use of intentionally added microplastics in cosmetics. According to the exec, the agency overestimates the prevalence and promise of natural/organic formulation while underestimating compliance costs by as much as 50%.

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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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EMA Updates Herbal Monographs For Artichoke Leaf And Buckthorn Bark

The EMA's Herbal Medicines Products Committee (HMPC) has updated EU herbal monographs for artichoke leaf and buckthorn bark.
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Teva Licenses OTC And Cosmetics Portfolio To Trimb In Scandinavia

Trimb has gained the exclusive rights from Teva to market across Scandinavia a portfolio of "well-known" consumer health brands, covering skin-care, oral-care, and digestive health, as well as dietary supplements. 
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'Data Gaps' Keep 12 Ingredients Off FDA's Proposed OTC Sunscreen Monograph

FDA proposed final sunscreen monograph identifies zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as GRASE, two other ingredients as non-GRASE and 12 substances with data gaps, meaning firms must provide safety and effectiveness data or reformulate products that rely on inadequately supported UV filters. EWG says the proposal is “exactly the kind of signal that FDA should be providing for the sunscreen industry.”

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FDA’s Proposed Sunscreen Rule Could Bring SPFs Back Down To Earth, Deter SPF Fraud Suits

SPF claims would be capped at SPF 60+ under FDA’s proposed rule, and companies would be required to label products using the lowest SPF measured in testing and maintain test records that would be accessible to FDA during inspections. The proposal also includes new broad-spectrum requirements, among a host of other changes.

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Sanofi Clarifies Xyzal-Zyrtec Size Comparison, Outweighs J&J Calculation

National Advertising Division recommends Sanofi add "nearly" to claim that Xyzal Allergy 24HR is "as effective at half the size" of J&J's Zyrtec in a TV ad because 3D modeling comparing the products showed Xyzal tablet has 73-mm volume and a Zyrtec tablet's is 145.2 mm. Sanofi's evidence also supported referring to Xyzal's size would not mislead consumers to expect its drug has half the pharmaceutical dosage of Zyrtec.

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E-Cigarettes' Appeal For Smoking Cessation Cooled By Risk Questions

E-cigarette use among people with cancer increased from 8.5% in 2014 to 10.7% in 2017, with the greatest increase among people younger than 50, according to a JAMA Oncology study. A recently NEJM study also questions safety of growing dependence on e-cigarettes by people trying to quit smoking.

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Growth Approaches: Entrepreneur P&G, Top Brand Church & Dwight, Practice Patience Clorox

P&G, Church & Dwight and Clorox executives say firms are looking to add brands to portfolios. P&G's developing assets through a brand creation project; C&D seeks top brands, largely in non-US markets; and Clorox looks for opportunities in select ‘spaces’ in US health, wellness and personal care.

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California Lawmaker Wants To Beef Up Safe Cosmetics Program

AB 495, introduced Feb. 12 by Democratic Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, is sparse on details, but expresses legislative intent to improve the oversight of “harmful cosmetics,” ostensibly by amending the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005.

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Teva Licenses OTC And Cosmetics Portfolio To Trimb In Scandinavia

Trimb has gained the exclusive rights from Teva to market across Scandinavia a portfolio of "well-known" consumer health brands, covering skin-care, oral-care, and digestive health, as well as dietary supplements. 
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FDA’s Proposed Sunscreen Rule Could Bring SPFs Back Down To Earth, Deter SPF Fraud Suits

SPF claims would be capped at SPF 60+ under FDA’s proposed rule, and companies would be required to label products using the lowest SPF measured in testing and maintain test records that would be accessible to FDA during inspections. The proposal also includes new broad-spectrum requirements, among a host of other changes.

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Coty’s New Leadership Revives Investor Confidence; Now Consumer Biz Must ‘Earn Right To Grow’

Coty’s improved second-quarter results, and Pierre Laubies’ remarks in his first earnings call as the company’s chief exec, charmed the investment community, though a detailed strategy from management – including its plan for the ailing Consumer Beauty unit – is still to come.
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Cosmetics Weekly Trademark Review: Feb. 5-Feb. 12

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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Growth Approaches: Entrepreneur P&G, Top Brand Church & Dwight, Practice Patience Clorox

P&G, Church & Dwight and Clorox executives say firms are looking to add brands to portfolios. P&G's developing assets through a brand creation project; C&D seeks top brands, largely in non-US markets; and Clorox looks for opportunities in select ‘spaces’ in US health, wellness and personal care.

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Health And Wellness Market News: GNC In China, Emme ABC Champ, USP Forum

GNC gets $150m investment from Harbin Pharmaceutical and launches e-commerce JV in China; Apple Rush adds NFL great Leonard Marshall to board; Children's bars from This Bar Saves Lives; USP hosts supplement stakeholder forum May 15; and more news.

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Health And Wellness Products Weekly Trademark Review, Feb. 19, 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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Wellness Research Round-up: Vit C, Mango Leaf And L-Theanine For Sports and Aged Garlic For Blood Pressure

Monthly summary of wellness-related research. In this edition: studies on the benefits of vitamin C, l-theanine and mangiferin for sports, and another on garlic supplements for blood pressure.

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Budget Good For FDA Supplement Sector Oversight? Congress Wants To Know

A report submitted with appropriations legislation negotiated by conference committee and approved by both chambers instructs FDA to report to Congress about its activities and staffing for oversight of supplement manufacturers and marketers. In an indication members are aware of the scope of FDA's responsibilities in the sector, report also asks agency to provide information on work related to "manufacturers and marketers of products claiming to be dietary supplements."

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Nearly 9% FY 2019 Increase For FDA In Shutdown-Averting Appropriations Bill

Consolidated Appropriations Act gives FDA $5.58bn overall, 8.7% more than allocated in FY 2018. FDA received $268.8m in additional budget authority and $178.3m in additional user fee funds. FY 2019 funding would have lapsed Feb. 16 and another government shutdown would have started if President Trump didn't sign the bill on Feb. 15.

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France's Supplement Market in 2018: Demand For Probiotics and Natural Alternatives Drives Sales Growth

France's food supplements market enjoyed broad-based growth across key categories in 2018, driven by consumer demand for natural alternatives to conventional medicine. Over the 12 months, Pileje overtook Arkopharma as the dominant player in market, as its leading probiotics brand, Symbiosys, flew off the shelves.
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France's OTC Market in 2018: Self-Medication Sales Slump, Sanofi Claims Number-One Spot

France's self-medication market had a difficult 2018, due to a weak flu season and changing dynamics in the sector, according to industry association Afipa. Despite this it was a good year for Sanofi, which overtook Boiron as the number-one OTC firm in the market, while its Doliprane analgesic became France's best-selling brand.
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Germany’s OTC Market in 2018: Online Sees Double-Digit Growth, Bionorica’s Canephron Uno Tops New Launches

Germany's online channel continued to expand to expand in 2018, with OTC product sales via mail-order pharmacy growing almost 10-times faster than through bricks-and-mortar pharmacy. Meanwhile, GSK's Voltaren brand was top-seller through both channels and Bionorica's Canephron Uno was the best-selling launch during the 12 months. 
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