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COVID-19 Consumer Health Market: Germ-Blocking Nasal Spray, 99.99% Effective Sanitizer, ‘Mask’ To Moisturize Hands

Sensory Cloud’s small study showed FEND nasal solution cut by 99% exhalation of bioaerosol to block COVID-19. Global BioProtect’s hand sanitizer with proprietary antibacterial technology eliminates 45 bacteria, fungi and virus. Trilogy Labs’  solution replenishes moisture in hands irritated by sanitizers.

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With Pataday Extra Strength, Alcon Eyes Consumers Looking For OTC 24-Hour Eye Allergy Remedy

Pataday Once Daily Relief Extra Strength is the same formulation as Novartis' Rx Pazeo. It will be the first OTC eye drop indicated for allergy itch with 24-hour efficacy, available online in September and through retailers in early 2021.

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US FDA Restarting Domestic Inspections, Prioritizing Areas With Low Covid-19 Rates

The agency is resuming domestic inspections using a pandemic rating system to identify localities where inspections will be safest for investigators and plant workers. Another safety factor: all inspections will be pre-announced.

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Expanding US FDA Mandatory Recall Authority To All Drugs Gets House Appropriators’ Approval

Appropriators’ FDA FY 2021 budget includes amendment to expand its mandatory recall authority introduced by chairman of subcommittee with oversight of agency’s budget, Rep. Sanford Bishop. He said the agency should be able to force drug product recalls as it already can for vaccines, medical devices and products containing ingredients also scheduled as controlled substances.

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GermBloc Hand-Sanitizer Class Action Takes Aim At 99.99% Germ-Killing Claim

Like other hand sanitizer manufacturers, WillSpeed Technology claims its GermBloc “kills 99.99% of germs.” Plaintiffs in a proposed class action filed in Massachusetts federal court allege the claim “grossly overstates” the product’s efficacy, deceiving consumers and endangering them with false confidence.

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Dutch Regulator Backs Paracetamol Safety After Possible Carcinogen Detected

Netherlands' Medicines Evaluation Board says the safety of paracetamol is "not up for debate" after a media investigation reported contamination of the drug with a possible human carcinogen. 

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GermBloc Hand-Sanitizer Class Action Takes Aim At 99.99% Germ-Killing Claim

Like other hand sanitizer manufacturers, WillSpeed Technology claims its GermBloc “kills 99.99% of germs.” Plaintiffs in a proposed class action filed in Massachusetts federal court allege the claim “grossly overstates” the product’s efficacy, deceiving consumers and endangering them with false confidence.

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Direct Sales Industry Guidance Responds To ‘Increase In Questionable Earnings Claims’

Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council and Direct Selling Association guidance aims to curb multi-level marketers’ misleading earnings claims, a practice increasing among health and wellness direct sellers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Report, Same Theme On US FDA's Policy On Cannabidiols: ‘Extensive Data Gaps’ On Safety

FDA’s second report to Congress on oversight of CBD market includes results from studies of whether products are mislabeled or adulterated, but also indicates throughout that more data are needed on safety of hemp-derived CBD ingredients used in myriad consumer health, cosmetic and food products already available.

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Beauty Market News: China Cosmetics Regulations Modernized, Florida Stops Local Oxybenzone Bans, More

L’Oreal acquires Thayers Natural Remedies; Unilever, L’Oreal remove ‘whitening,’ ‘fair’ from labels; China finalizes modernization of cosmetics regulations; and Florida governor signs law preventing local bans on oxybenzone.

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Cosmetics Weekly Trademark Review: 30 June 2020

Personal-care and cosmetic product trademark filings compiled from the Official Gazette of the US Patent and Trademark Office, Class 3.

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People On The Move: Appointments At RB, Angelini And Weleda

Reckitt hires P&G veteran to lead its transformation, while Italy's Angelini and Switzerland's Weleda have new country chiefs.

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US COVID-19 Fraud: Tincture, Sanitizer Warnings, Criminal Contempt Charges And Civil Settlement

FDA’s latest COVID-19 warnings note fewer violative claims than identified in previous warnings to consumer health firms. One had a single noncompliant claim on its website, while another’s violations included identifying potential symptoms of COVID-19. Four men associated with a Florida church face counts of conspiracy to defraud the US and of contempt of court stemming from COVID-1 claims for a bleach solution.

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UK Probiotics Distribution Deal Latest Milestone In OptiBiotix Growth Journey

UK probiotics specialist Optibiotix' CEO Stephen O'Hara speaks exclusively to HBW Insight about the firm's growth ambitions, which have not been held back by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Wellness Dietary Supplements

US FDA Restarting Domestic Inspections, Prioritizing Areas With Low Covid-19 Rates

The agency is resuming domestic inspections using a pandemic rating system to identify localities where inspections will be safest for investigators and plant workers. Another safety factor: all inspections will be pre-announced.

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Light In The Dark For Troubled GNC As It Wins Trademark Dispute

GNC has won a long running dispute over the use of its "GNC Live Well" trademark in Europe after a challenge by Lithuanian pharmacy retailer Euroapotheca was rejected by the European General Court.

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Don’t Let COVID Bring You Down: New German Immunity Boosters From Stada, Pascoe And More

New German wellness launches: Immunity boosting food supplements from Stada, Pascoe, Dr Scheffler, Queisser and Infecto.

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Expanding US FDA Mandatory Recall Authority To All Drugs Gets House Appropriators’ Approval

Appropriators’ FDA FY 2021 budget includes amendment to expand its mandatory recall authority introduced by chairman of subcommittee with oversight of agency’s budget, Rep. Sanford Bishop. He said the agency should be able to force drug product recalls as it already can for vaccines, medical devices and products containing ingredients also scheduled as controlled substances.

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Health And Wellness Trademark Review 30 June, 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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US FDA Wants To Improve Communication, Education On Supplements, Cosmetics

Supplement industry stakeholders say proposal could reveal helpful information about consumers’ regard for VMS products. But until the questions FDA will ask in interviews are known, it’s not clear whether the information collection might sow doubt about the products.

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Italy's Supplements Market Gets Big Boost From COVID After Solid 2019

Coronavirus pandemic drove up sales of vitamin C supplements and other immunity boosters in Italy in the opening three months of the year. The strong start to 2020 builds on a solid 2019 for the Italian supplements market.

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