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Sweden Reverse-Switches Diclofenac Over Cardio Fears

Oral diclofenac will no longer be available without a prescription in Sweden after the national drug regulator judged that the potential adverse event risks were too high to justify continued OTC supply. Products from GSK and Mylan will be affected by the decision.
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MSM Nutraceuticals Ends 'Drug' Production, Warned On Claims, Ingredients

MSM Nutraceuticals may opt to use contract manufactures to resume marketing MSM-containing products. When it does, the firm is warned not to label and market its “MSM Pain Gel" and "MSM Nasal Spray" products as drugs.

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Henkel Acquires DevaCurl: Preface To Coty Professional Hair-Care Buy?

Analysts believe Henkel is a top contender to acquire Coty’s professional hair-care business, which ranks second in the world after L’Oreal’s, with Henkel’s a distant third. According to Kline’s Carrie Mellage, the DevaCurl deal shows the German firm’s enduring appetite for M&A following a series of similarly small, US-focused purchases in recent years that could be leading to something much larger.

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Health And Wellness Product Trademark Review 12 November, 2019

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 Market News: CHPA Petitions For CBD Reg, PEW Urges Stronger Supplement Oversight

AHPA releases guidance for tea and infusion products on regulatory and liability implications as a result of increasing Prop 65 lawsuits; CHPA files citizen petition urging FDA to act on a CBD pathway; PEW pushes for stronger supplement oversight; and more.

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Direct Seller's CBD Supplement Recall Mandated, More Ranitidine, Tween Cosmetic Recalls

FDA's latest recalls records update includes Basic Reset CBD supplements and another 4,300 units of Tween Brands cosmetics containing colors made from banned dye. Recalls resulting from testing of ranitidine drugs reported by Dr. Reddy's.

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Sanofi Strikes Deal To Develop Respiratory Health App

Sanofi Consumer Healthcare is working with digital health firm ResApp to develop a mobile application which consumers can use to diagnose and manage respiratory illnesses. Such a tool has the potential to support novel Rx-to-OTC switch applications in future. 
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Germany’s Phoenix Connects Nordics With New Giant Logistics Center

Pan-European wholesaler and retailer Phoenix takes advantage of Nordics growth with new $88m logistics center in Denmark.
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Adulterated OTCs Reach Dollar Tree, Third-Party Test Lab Missed Problems

Warning links retailers to multiple manufacturers inspected after FDASIA in 2012 pointed FDA toward inspecting all ex-US firms supplying products available in US but that had yet to be inspected for compliance. Manufacturers also were placed on import alerts to prevent their products, including cosmetics as well as drugs, from reaching US.

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Direct Seller's CBD Supplement Recall Mandated, More Ranitidine, Tween Cosmetic Recalls

FDA's latest recalls records update includes Basic Reset CBD supplements and another 4,300 units of Tween Brands cosmetics containing colors made from banned dye. Recalls resulting from testing of ranitidine drugs reported by Dr. Reddy's.

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Neptune Wellness, IFF Partner To ‘Up The Game’ In Hemp/CBD Personal Care

Canadian extraction specialist Neptune, which has transitioned from marine-based oils for the nutrition market to focus on cannabis opportunities, says its budding Forest Remedies line could expand to more than 100 hemp-derived cosmetic, dietary supplement and home-care products under a recently announced collaboration with International Flavors & Fragrances.

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Revlon Doubles China Biz, Grows E-Commerce 66%; But Alas, North America

On the bright side in North America, the Revlon brand has reclaimed its lead in the US mass lip segment, and both Revlon and Almay are off to strong starts in the fourth quarter, company leadership says. The firm continues to build the international and digital sides of its business in search of sustainable growth outside of Elizabeth Arden.

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EU Reg Stands To Classify TiO2 As ‘Suspected’ Carcinogen Beginning Summer 2021

Reportedly, the Council of the European Union is considering member state objections and requests to extend the current scrutiny period beyond 4 December for a Commission delegated regulation that would classify titanium dioxide as a Category 2 carcinogen by inhalation. The move threatens to impact the marketing of sunscreens and other cosmetics in the EU that contain respirable TiO2 particles.

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Zero Count Adds Up To 70,000-Bottle Ranitidine Recall For AuroMedics

Additional recent recalls include 19,000 bottles of product marketed by Fitoterapia USA and labeled as liquid vitamin C but found to contain erectile dysfunction drug taldalafil .Ongoing testing of ranitidine drugs by FDA and manufacturers led to Aurobindo Pharma USA recall of one lot of OTC 150-mg tablets.

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No Shutdown But Funding Lower Than House Bill In US FDA Budget Forecast

Former Senate Appropriations Committee staffer expects FDA's FY 2020 budget will not be finalized until early next year and that it will be close to the sum in the appropriations bill passed by the Senate.

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Health And Wellness Product Trademark Review 12 November, 2019

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HBW Market News: CHPA Petitions For CBD Reg, PEW Urges Stronger Supplement Oversight

AHPA releases guidance for tea and infusion products on regulatory and liability implications as a result of increasing Prop 65 lawsuits; CHPA files citizen petition urging FDA to act on a CBD pathway; PEW pushes for stronger supplement oversight; and more.

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House Members Suggest Buying Some Supplements With Pre-Tax Savings

Eight GOP House members urge IRS to allow supplements labeled with approved health claims to be considered “medical expenses” eligible for payment with pre-tax health savings accounts beginning with tax year 2020.
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Direct Seller's CBD Supplement Recall Mandated, More Ranitidine, Tween Cosmetic Recalls

FDA's latest recalls records update includes Basic Reset CBD supplements and another 4,300 units of Tween Brands cosmetics containing colors made from banned dye. Recalls resulting from testing of ranitidine drugs reported by Dr. Reddy's.

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Neptune Wellness, IFF Partner To ‘Up The Game’ In Hemp/CBD Personal Care

Canadian extraction specialist Neptune, which has transitioned from marine-based oils for the nutrition market to focus on cannabis opportunities, says its budding Forest Remedies line could expand to more than 100 hemp-derived cosmetic, dietary supplement and home-care products under a recently announced collaboration with International Flavors & Fragrances.

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Else Nutrition Takes 'Clean Label' Into Infant Formula, Toddler Beverage Market

Else Nutrition will be one of the first companies to market baby and toddler formula and a children’s beverage without dairy or soy while containing a few core ingredients, says CEO Hamutal Yitzhak. Products will debut in North America and Europe in 2020.
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UK Industry Hit By Brexit Uncertainty, Spies Opportunity

While post-Brexit regulatory alignment remains a priority for the British self-care industry, the increased flexibility afforded by the MHRA becoming a sovereign regulator could allow the UK to become a beacon of innovation on the edge of a re-aligned Europe, says PAGB CEO John Smith.
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Consumer Reports Has 'Concerns' About Echinacea, Turmeric Supplements

Nonprofit advocacy group says one third of echinacea and turmeric supplements it tested contained ingredients in amounts lower than labeled or elevated levels of lead or bacteria. Industry groups say CR used "arbitrary" standards based on preconceived, critical view of US supplement regulation.

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Trade Groups Remain Skeptical Of Consumer Reports Supplement Analysis

 Consumer Reports report stating supplements are ineffectual and possibly dangerous shortchanges supplement regulations, undermines the work to enforce regulations and deceives consumers, say industry trade groups.
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