Floss By Any Other Name Would Sell In Same Category – BBB National Programs Appeals Panel
NARB Decision On Perrigo Appeal Acknowledges Separate Flossers Category Could Emerge
NARB panel concluded #1 claims challenged by Oral-B floss products marketer P&G aren’t supported by acceptable evidence that the type of product the claim referenced – flossers – “is recognized as a consumer-relevant category."
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NAD says “equivalized” sales data Perrigo submitted to support claim didn’t provide an accurate measure of flosser product category; instead, “un-equivalized” data P&G submitted were accurate measure. Perrigo counters that the decision conflated separate product categories as well as dismissed appropriate data.
Ranir has a portfolio of more than 300 oral care solutions including power toothbrushes and heads, whitening strips, manual toothbrushes, floss, dentures and travel kits that it provides to retailers and other distributors in more than 50 countries. Adding Ranir, says Perrigo CEO Murray Kessler, "illustrates a key component of our new strategy, accelerating growth by pursuing adjacent self-care categories."
Firms also notes in its announcement that FDA typically requires actual use trials for switch NDAs in addition to label comprehension studies, which it has conducted, and self-selection studies.