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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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Modernizing FDA's Supplement Industry Regulation Mapped Out In Five-Point Plan

Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announces FDA's plan for policy changes to implement "one of the most significant modernizations of dietary supplement regulation and oversight in more than 25 years." Plan includes steps to ensure its regulatory framework is flexible enough to adequately evaluate product safety while also promoting innovation, particularly finalizing NDI notifications guidance and fostering submissions of the notifications.

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FTC: Paying A Big-Name Beauty Influencer To Smear A Competitor Is Unlawful … In These Contexts

Marketing insiders are denouncing the growing trend of beauty companies weaponing influencers against competing brands. Mary Engle, associate director of FTC’s Division of Advertising Practices, discusses the practice and lines that shouldn’t be crossed, blurry as they may well be.

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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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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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Nestlé Skin Health Has Suitors ‘Lining Up Around The Block’ After ‘Stunning’ Sales Turnaround

Nestlé's once troubled Skin Health business is now a "leader in its space" after an astonishing turnaround, according to the Swiss firm's CEO. What's more, potential buyers for the unit are queuing out the door, waiting for Nestlé to kick off a much anticipated sale process.
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Dermapharm Expands International Herbals And Supplements Capacity With Two Acquisitions

German generics and OTC specialist Dermapharm has snapped up two firms that it said would enable it to boost its international presence. 
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At Nuvothera, Rx Derma Veterans Develop OTCs For Serious Skin Conditions

Firm launched Prosoria in 2018 as a four-product topical line for inflammatory autoimmune disease psoriasis containing salicylic acid 3% combined with turmeric and other botanicals. CEO Arthur Clapp says firm will launch turmeric supplements and plans adding products for acne, eczema, warts, nail fungus and rosacea.

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Health And Wellness Products Weekly Trademark Reviews, Feb. 5, 12, 2018

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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FDA Warns Korean Firm Soleo For GMP Violations, Unapproved Shampoo Drug

Soleo’s Marum GENtLE THERAPY Shampoo, marketed as an anti-dandruff and hair-growth treatment, is an unapproved new drug, according to FDA. The agency’s warning letter, citing “significant” CGMP violations, follows an August 2018 inspection of the firm’s Pyeongtaek-based facility.

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Nestlé Skin Health Has Suitors ‘Lining Up Around The Block’ After ‘Stunning’ Sales Turnaround

Nestlé's once troubled Skin Health business is now a "leader in its space" after an astonishing turnaround, according to the Swiss firm's CEO. What's more, potential buyers for the unit are queuing out the door, waiting for Nestlé to kick off a much anticipated sale process.
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California Dreamin’: New York Exploring Prop 65-Like Program For Hazardous Chemical Labeling

If industry needs further incentive to drive federal cosmetics legislation with robust preemption, New York could have just provided it. The Consumer Chemical Awareness Act, proposed by Governor Cuomo, does not include any mention of a private right of action, but it would pave the way for hazardous chemical labeling à la California's Prop 65 while imposing extensive reporting requirements on industry.

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'Blood Disorders' Supplement, More Bocchi Labs Hair Care Products Recalled

McDaniel Life-Line recalls its Indian Herb supplement after FDA determined it was marketed without an NDA for claims including "blood disorders." For third time in less than a year, John Paul Mitchell Systems brand and other shampoos recalled by manufacturer Bocchi Labs due to potential contamination; other health, beauty and wellness product recalls.

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At Nuvothera, Rx Derma Veterans Develop OTCs For Serious Skin Conditions

Firm launched Prosoria in 2018 as a four-product topical line for inflammatory autoimmune disease psoriasis containing salicylic acid 3% combined with turmeric and other botanicals. CEO Arthur Clapp says firm will launch turmeric supplements and plans adding products for acne, eczema, warts, nail fungus and rosacea.

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Overwhelmed J&J Talc Supplier Takes Cover Under Bankruptcy Protections

“It is simply not in the best interests of our stakeholders to litigate these claims in perpetuity,” says Imerys Talc America President Giorgio La Motta of the company’s decision to reorganize its business and debts under Chapter 11 in negotiation with claimants in cosmetic talc-related suits.

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FDA Warns Korean Firm Soleo For GMP Violations, Unapproved Shampoo Drug

Soleo’s Marum GENtLE THERAPY Shampoo, marketed as an anti-dandruff and hair-growth treatment, is an unapproved new drug, according to FDA. The agency’s warning letter, citing “significant” CGMP violations, follows an August 2018 inspection of the firm’s Pyeongtaek-based facility.

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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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'Blood Disorders' Supplement, More Bocchi Labs Hair Care Products Recalled

McDaniel Life-Line recalls its Indian Herb supplement after FDA determined it was marketed without an NDA for claims including "blood disorders." For third time in less than a year, John Paul Mitchell Systems brand and other shampoos recalled by manufacturer Bocchi Labs due to potential contamination; other health, beauty and wellness product recalls.

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At Nuvothera, Rx Derma Veterans Develop OTCs For Serious Skin Conditions

Firm launched Prosoria in 2018 as a four-product topical line for inflammatory autoimmune disease psoriasis containing salicylic acid 3% combined with turmeric and other botanicals. CEO Arthur Clapp says firm will launch turmeric supplements and plans adding products for acne, eczema, warts, nail fungus and rosacea.

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NZ Industry Slams Gov For “Stalling” On Supps Bill

New Zealand's industry association for natural health products accuses the country's government of stalling after it pushed back new legislation in favor of yet more consultation. 
Wellness Dietary Supplements

Health And Wellness Products Weekly Trademark Reviews, Feb. 5, 12, 2018

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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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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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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Colgate Total Remade Without Triclosan, Launch Kicks Off With Super Bowl Ad

Colgate is relaunching Colgate Total with a formula containing active ingredient stannous fluoride rather than triclosan. Firm says the product will be promoted with in-store displays and ads premiering during the Super Bowl telecast and featuring actor Luke Wilson.

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