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Shortlist Revealed For OTC Marketing Awards 2020

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Sanofi Looks To Future After Difficult 2019

With Consumer Healthcare sales down for Sanofi in 2019, CEO Hudson says the firm must do more to turn performance around. Key to achieving this will be the creation of a more agile standalone OTC business.
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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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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.

Business Strategies Prescription To Otc Switch

Innovo Incontinence Device Goes OTC In US, Labeled To Be Worn For 30 Minutes

Atlantic Therapeutics estimates that one in three women are incontinent, but 60% don’t ask their health care providers about treatment, a statistic that supports offering Innovo OTC less than two years after it launched Rx in the US.
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Perrigo To Launch UK Private-Label Viagra Connect Competitor

Perrigo is launching in the UK an OTC sildenafil generic to compete with Pfizer's erectile dysfunction drug Viagra Connect. 
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US OTC Switch Drought Ends: FDA Approves GSK Arthritis Gel, Alcon Allergy Eye Drops

FDA approved sNDAs from GlaxoSmithKline for diclofenac-containing Voltaren Arthritis Pain for the temporary relief of arthritis pain and from Alcon for Pataday olopatadine drops at 0.2% concentration for once-daily use temporary relief of itchy eyes due to pollen, ragweed, grass, animal hair or dander and 0.1% for twice-daily use for the same indications plus redness relief.

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Menarini Grows In Spain With Five Launches

Italy's Menarini is expanding its portfolio in Spain with the launches of three new supplements and a couple of oral care products.
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Health And Wellness Trademark Review 11 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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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.
United States Trademarks

Unfairly Hit By Influencer Assassins? Now Could Be Your Chance To Engage The FTC

Brands unfairly attacked by powerful influencers could raise the subject with the US Federal Trade Commission, which is asking for comments on its “Endorsement Guides."  

United States Advertising, Marketing & Sales

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.

United States Enforcement

50 Years Later, FDA And Cosmetics Industry At Odds Again Over Asbestos

The Personal Care Products Council says talc-testing methods in the cosmetics industry must distinguish between carcinogenic asbestos and harmless non-asbestiform minerals, recalling its position against the FDA’s stab at rulemaking in 1973. However, the FDA is now arguing that elongate mineral particles of respirable dimensions are inherently dangerous, regardless of other considerations.

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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.

Business Strategies Prescription To Otc Switch

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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Unfairly Hit By Influencer Assassins? Now Could Be Your Chance To Engage The FTC

Brands unfairly attacked by powerful influencers could raise the subject with the US Federal Trade Commission, which is asking for comments on its “Endorsement Guides."  

United States Advertising, Marketing & Sales

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.

United States Enforcement

Menarini Grows In Spain With Five Launches

Italy's Menarini is expanding its portfolio in Spain with the launches of three new supplements and a couple of oral care products.
Spain Launches

Health And Wellness Trademark Review 11 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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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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