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Reckitt Names New CEO To Ignite Growth And Lead Digital Transformation

Reckitt Benckiser has poached PepsiCo's global chief commercial officer, Laxman Narasimhan, to replace Rakesh Kapoor as the UK-based firm's CEO. Setting his stall out early, Narasimhan has made clear that RB's "capabilities and culture" need to change to make the company fit for the new digital world.
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‘CBD Is Not Going Anywhere’ – Global Industry Leaders On The ‘Green Rush’

CHPA’s Scott Melville, AESGP’s Jūratė Švarcaitė and the Global Self-Care Federation’s Alan Main reflect on the challenges posed by the rise of CBD to the global self-care industry.

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China May Dispense With Animal-Test Requirements For Imported Non-Special-Use Cosmetics

Reportedly, there would be stipulations for animal-testing waivers, including possession of a Quality Management System certificate, but generally the draft measures should inspire optimism in animal-welfare and industry corners alike.

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Lumify Ad Launches As Bausch Spends More Behind OTC Eye Care Brands

Following first anniversary of Lumify launch, "we're still in a pretty heavy investment period supporting trial because our data suggest that when people use the product, they persist in using the product. And so for now, we got our foot down on of the promotional side," says CFO Paul Herendeen.

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Co-presented by IRI – The 2019 OTC Marketing Awards celebrated the best and brightest of the UK consumer healthcare sector and clearly demonstrated that the industry is in rude health. Read this eBook to learn more.

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Health And Wellness Product Trademark Review June 11, 2019

Trademarks are registered and published for opposition with the US Patent and Trademark Office are published weekly in the agency's Official Gazette.

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Cooper-Vemedia Strengthens In Europe With Diepharmex Acquisition

Switzerland's Laboratoires Diepharmex has been snapped up by Cooper-Vemedia, the pan-European consumer healthcare group backed by private-equity firm Charterhouse Capital Partners.
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ACT Dry Mouth 'Immediate,' 'Moisturizing,' 'Lubricating' Claims OK In Review Appeal

Council of Better Business Bureaus' advertising review appeals panel says Sanofi didn't support claiming ACT Dry Mouth Lozenges "are uniquely formulated to stimulate saliva flow” because no evidence supported uniqueness. On review of initial findings from August 2018 on GSK challenge, which markets Biotene dry mouth products, panel considered appeals by both firms.

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UK Marketing #MensHealthWeek Special, Including Man Manual 4th Edition and Skyn 'Baby Blocker' Campaign

A UK marketing news special for Men’s Health Week (10-16 June), including a new edition of Men’s Health Forum’s Man MOT, a tongue in cheek “baby blocker” app and campaign from Skyn, and new supplements for men from Hair Burst and Active Iron.

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E-cigarette Market Chills: PMTA Guidance, Claims Enforcement Sought

Guidance on keeping electronic cigarettes available comes a month after medical organizations and public health advocacy groups asked agency to investigate alleged smoking cessation claims by leading e-cigarette firm. Guidance maintains explanation FDA stated in 2016 draft guidance that approval of a Premarket Tobacco Product Application depends on showing a tobacco or nicotine product has some smoking cessation-like utility.

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Pepto Bismol Higher-Concentrate Dose Emphasizes Convenience, Diarrhea Relief

P&G launches Pepto Diarrhea, a concentrated version of Pepto Bismol, for consumers who want smaller doses of the product. A Liquicaps form also debuts as company plans TV as to promote launch.

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FDA Cosmetics Funding ‘Inadequate’ – Appropriators Propose $4m Increase

Proposing $4m bump in FY 2020 for Office of Cosmetics and Colors, House appropriators are "concerned that FDA’s current authority and resources to oversee cosmetics and personal care products are inadequate to properly ensure the safety of cosmetics products.”

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Cosmetics Weekly Trademark Review June 11, 2019

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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Geisha-Inspired Tatcha Is Unilever's Latest US Prestige Skin-Care Addition

Unilever acquires ‘modern, prestige’ skin care firm Tatcha in a reported $500m deal. Tatcha's comprises dozens of items formulated with green tea, rice and algae. Unilever continues seeking beauty and personal care deals, which accounted for 70% of its acquired turnover in recent years.

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More Asbestos-Linked Makeup Recalls Ring Regulatory Legislation Bell Again

Claire’s Stores Inc. voluntarily recalled one lot of JoJo Siwa Makeup Set and private-label manufacturer Beauty Plus Global Inc. recalled one lot of Contour Effects Palette 2. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone says it is “unacceptable” for FDA to rely on voluntary recalls and he is working on legislation that would overhaul cosmetics regulations and give agency mandatory recall authority.

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UK Regulator Wipes Smirk Off Smiles Powder's Fast-Whitening Claims

Smile Powder UK advised to modify website claims suggesting Smirk Tooth Powder could provide whitening benefits "moments" after use, UK Advertising Standards Authority says.

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Cosmetics Weekly Trademark Review: June 4, 2019

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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Health And Wellness Product Trademark Review June 11, 2019

Trademarks are registered and published for opposition with the US Patent and Trademark Office are published weekly in the agency's Official Gazette.

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Congress Should Open CBD Door, Close VMS Market Holes – Sharfstein, Cohen

"We seem to be headed toward a confusing, uneven, and potentially risky market in CBD products. This situation creates an opportunity for Congress to take action," say Joshua Sharfstein and Pieter Cohen in NEJM. Additionally, GW Pharma exec says FDA should reign in the "unfettered" production and sales of food and supplements containing CBD , hemp or other cannabis-based ingredients to prevent potential harm to consumers.

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AARP-Funded Researchers Say Forget About Supplements To Improve Memory

Studies on supplements and brain health find no benefit in people with normal nutrient levels, says a group of 27 experts brought together by the American Association of Retired Persons. High-quality clinical studies of safety and efficacy of supplements in brain health outcomes are needed, they say.

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Italian Hepatitis Cases Linked to Turmeric Supplements Hit 20, French & German Products Implicated

As cases of hepatitis linked to the consumption of turmeric supplements mount up - with products manufactured in France and Germany now implicated - the Italian authorities are coming under increasing pressure to identify the cause of the outbreak.
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Wellness Market News: Formula Fails Standards, CarnoSyn Trademark Infringement Alleged, More

Former FDA chief Kessler heads CSPI board; CRN-supported Rose Awards go to Ross, Das; Bobbie Baby infant formula fails FDA standards; CRN launches Retailer Relations Forum; and NAI alleges CarnoSyn trademark infringement by Vitalize.

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Supplement Industry Capitol Hill Allies Try Again To Add Multivitamins To SNAP

House and Senate bills would amend regulations for USDA program "to make certain multivitamin-mineral dietary supplements eligible for purchase with supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits." Trade groups, other industry stakeholders and public health advocacy groups have lobbied Congress for more than a decade to make multivitamins eligible for SNAP purchases.

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Stada Health Report 2019: A Quarter Of Europeans Take Supplements, France and Germany Sceptical About Health Gadgets

Highlights from Stada's 2019 Group Health Report: Over a quarter of Europeans take a daily vitamin or nutritional supplement, four out of 10 people are open to health apps and gadgets, and over a quarter still turn to homemade remedies rather than OTC medicines. 
Wellness Dietary Supplements

Thinking About Switching? Dr Gauld On The Go-To Markets Today

In this first installment of an exclusive three-part series, global switch expert Dr Natalie Gauld speaks to HBW Insight about what makes a country an attractive environment for switching and highlights those markets leading the way today. 
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Germany’s OTC Market Declines In The First Quarter Due To Mild Cold Season

A mild cold season contributed to a decline in Germany's OTC market turnover in the first quarter 2019 compared with the previous year, according to data from IQVIA. 
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