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Reckitt Begins CEO Search As Kapoor Departs The Company He Reshaped

Reckitt Benckiser's long-serving CEO, Rakesh Kapoor, has unexpectedly announced his intention to retire by the end of the year, with the company immediately kicking off the search for his replacement. Kapoor will be remembered for transforming RB's consumer health business, but also for a number of setbacks under his watch which have impacted results.
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Bayer Slapped With Weighty Fine For Misleading Consumers in Hungary

Advertisements for Bayer's Berocca brand in Hungary were found to be misleading by the national competition watchdog, resulting in a considerable fine for the German group.
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Octocrylene Now? Sunscreen Industry Under Growing Pressure As Environmental Concerns Mount

Lawmakers already are taking action to ban sales of oxybenzone- and octinoxate-containing sunscreens due to signals, however inconclusive, that the ingredients pose dangers to coral health. Now a new study suggests that octocrylene could be a concern as well.

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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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Health And Wellness Industry News: Investments, Executive Moves

Lance Armstrong's VC invests in muscle-stimulation app maker; Ancient Nutrition appoints Shearson CEO; Penchienati-Bosetta heads specialized nutrition at Danone; and pharma veteran Philipp leads vapor technology firm.

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FDA's OTC Naloxone Model Labels Confirmed In CONFER Study

Participants in FDA-commissioned CONFER study were scored on following label instructions for checking whether a potential patient has overdosed and administering a naloxone dose before calling for emergency help as well as on a "composite of cognitive walkthrough" of all those steps. Participants were in four groups: adult users of heroin and prescription opioids; those persons' friends and family members 18 years old and up; and separate groups of volunteers, 15- to 17-year-olds and adults.

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FDA Has Model Drug Facts Labels For OTC Naloxone, Wants Switch Proposals

Development of the model DFLs was a first for agency, reflecting alarm over public health crisis of overdoses from opioid abuse, which reached nearly 48,000 in 2017. The project was "part of our broader commitment to addressing the opioid crisis" and should help sponsors with potential naloxone OTC switch NDAs, says Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.

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Health And Wellness Products Weekly Trademark Review, Jan. 15, 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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ASA Clears RB Of Misleading UK Consumers In Two Nurofen Ads

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has cleared Reckitt Benckiser of misleading British consumers with two advertisements for its Nurofen brand of analgesics.
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Perrigo Expanding Consumer Portfolio After Finding Problems Slowing Growth

"Probably the worst offense" among Perrigo's problems is that before appointing President and CEO Murray Kessler in November, it had three CEOs since 2016, making him the fourth chief executive in three years, says Kessler. Perrigo's move to a self-care focus means "a broader emphasis on the wellness component of health and wellness" and opening its portfolio of products and categories to areas including nutraceuticals, oral care, probiotics, therapeutic skin care products and others.

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Gillette’s New ‘Best Men Can Be’ Ad Goes Viral, Drawing Mixed Praise, Boycott Threats

Gillette’s polarizing new video, which challenges men to “do more” to address behavior broadly painted as toxic masculinity, has elicited fervid reactions from all corners of the Internet. Whether the P&G brand’s boldness pays off remains to be seen, but it adds fuel to a growing debate: Should brands insert themselves into today’s highly politicized climate, and can they afford not to?

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Avoiding ‘Kiss Killers’ – GSK Offers German Consumers New Oral Hygiene Products For The Festival Season

With Carnival season approaching in Germany, GlaxoSmithKline is helping German consumers to take care of their oral hygiene with new toothbrushes and its Zovirax Duo cold sore treatment. 
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Natural Beauty Big Leaguer L’Occitane Acquires No. 1 In British Luxury Skin Care

L’Occitaine’s $900m Elemis buy will build out the manufacturer/retailer’s premium, natural-oriented beauty portfolio, adding a prestige brand that aspires to be a leader in global skin care with its nature/science balance and cross-generational consumer appeal.

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FDA May Put Hold On Lead Acetate Hair-Dye Rule; Manufacturer Combe Demands Hearing

Grecian Formula marketer Combe likens the process and calculations that informed FDA’s final rule against lead acetate to “a child’s game of telephone.” Environmental Defense Fund warns that if FDA grants Combe’s request – which the NGO suspects is unavoidable – it intends to cross-examine the company’s witnesses about consumer complaints and their handling in the firm’s past.

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2018 In Review: California, Hawaii Pass Personal-Care Legislation Among 300+ State Bills Overall

On par with 2017, the Personal Care Products Council was tracking more than 300 state bills last year with potential implications for its members, including measures ultimately enacted by California and Hawaii to deter cosmetic animal testing and ban environmentally questionable sunscreens.

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Beauty Supplements Draw Young Adults, Disease Prevention Attracts All Ages

Most US women ages 18-34 who take a supplement do so for beauty benefits, finds Mintel in a survey. Natural Marketing Institute says with science increasing understanding of nutrients, firms should offer supplements that address symptoms of common conditions consumers are treating with drugs.

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Health And Wellness Industry News: Investments, Executive Moves

Lance Armstrong's VC invests in muscle-stimulation app maker; Ancient Nutrition appoints Shearson CEO; Penchienati-Bosetta heads specialized nutrition at Danone; and pharma veteran Philipp leads vapor technology firm.

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Gillette’s New ‘Best Men Can Be’ Ad Goes Viral, Drawing Mixed Praise, Boycott Threats

Gillette’s polarizing new video, which challenges men to “do more” to address behavior broadly painted as toxic masculinity, has elicited fervid reactions from all corners of the Internet. Whether the P&G brand’s boldness pays off remains to be seen, but it adds fuel to a growing debate: Should brands insert themselves into today’s highly politicized climate, and can they afford not to?

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OptiBiotix Health Strikes Deal To Take CholBiome Probiotic Into Russia And Kazakhstan

British probiotic specialist OptiBiotix Health has struck a three-year distribution deal for its CholBiome supplement in Russia and Kazakhstan.
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Health And Wellness Products Weekly Trademark Review, Jan. 15, 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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Health And Wellness Launches: Enviromedica, Garden Of Life, Mineralife, Bimble, Chobani, GT, Chomptown, More

Chobani introduces first line of non-dairy, plant-based yogurts; Mineralife in CBD market with MG Labs brand; Silk dairy-alternative line expands with Oat Yeah milk; Garden of Life extends to keto; Aloha protein powder reformulated; Arthrocen joint supplement in US; Chomptown Cookies from pea protein; GT is Good! on protein bars; Bimble bubbles with CBD; Enviromedica innovates in microbiome; and sweet potato and cayenne-infused date nectars from D'Vash.

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Perrigo Expanding Consumer Portfolio After Finding Problems Slowing Growth

"Probably the worst offense" among Perrigo's problems is that before appointing President and CEO Murray Kessler in November, it had three CEOs since 2016, making him the fourth chief executive in three years, says Kessler. Perrigo's move to a self-care focus means "a broader emphasis on the wellness component of health and wellness" and opening its portfolio of products and categories to areas including nutraceuticals, oral care, probiotics, therapeutic skin care products and others.

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Health And Wellness Launches: Enviromedica, Garden Of Life, Mineralife, Bimble, Chobani, GT, Chomptown, More

Chobani introduces first line of non-dairy, plant-based yogurts; Mineralife in CBD market with MG Labs brand; Silk dairy-alternative line expands with Oat Yeah milk; Garden of Life extends to keto; Aloha protein powder reformulated; Arthrocen joint supplement in US; Chomptown Cookies from pea protein; GT is Good! on protein bars; Bimble bubbles with CBD; Enviromedica innovates in microbiome; and sweet potato and cayenne-infused date nectars from D'Vash.

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Spanish Consumers Not Swayed By Ads, Preferring Trusted OTC Remedies

Consumers in Spain tend to choose medicines they have used previously when tackling the symptoms of cold and flu, a survey shows. Interestingly, less than 2% of Spaniards claim to be influenced by TV advertising when selecting an OTC brand.
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Cognitive Conditions Fueling Demand For Dietary Ingredient Breakthroughs

Rising rates of Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive conditions fuel demand for brain health supplements among consumers, with more than a third of US consumers saying they would be “very likely” to take them for memory, according to research firm Natural Marketing Institute.

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