HBW Market News: COVID-19 Donations And Support, Shifts To Sanitizer Production
Boston coalition offers pro-bono legal help for small businesses, nonprofits; CBD firms Neptune Wellness Solutions and cbdMD respond to loosened US prohibitions for preparing sanitizers; Modere supplements provides first responders with free products; Young Living donates sanitizer in community; VidaFuel Nutition provides protein drinks to vulnerable kidney patients.
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The firm says during COVID-19 pandemic, it is waiving the $20 registration fee for its Burst Ambassador program to assist dental hygienists whose offices have closed temporarily, or remain open but put them at risk through close contact with patients and co-workers, potential contamination of saliva and shortage of protective equipment.
The Covid-19 pandemic could push food and supplement manufacturers to switch to manufacturing OTC or Rx drugs to help fill public health gaps, says a former deputy director of FDA's Office of Dietary Supplement Programs. Many marketers are well equipped to make OTC drugs, he added in FDLI webinar.
Agency says compounding pharmacies are more familiar with standards and methods for producing drug products than “untrained consumers.” It will allow operations that might otherwise get sanctioned for marketing adulterated drugs because their products likely are better than some remedies consumers are making. It is aware consumers are experiencing difficulties accessing alcohol-based hand sanitizers and are concocting their own hand sanitizers.