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David Ridley

Senior Editor – Europe

During his time at OTC bulletin, David focused mainly on the European OTC market, especially German-speaking countries: Germany, Austria and Switzerland). David is interested in European OTC, herbal/homeopathic, food supplement and self-care medical device regulation, and prescription-to-OTC switches in particular. Before working for OTC bulletin, David was a Lecturer in English and Journalism, and alongside his job David moonlights as a musician in a heavy metal band.
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AESGP Conference Round-Up: Digital Disruption, Med Device Worries And The Benefits Of Switching

Speakers from the EMA and European Commission, as well as Pfizer and HRA Pharma, debated at the AESGP's Regulatory Conference the ongoing digital transformation of the European consumer healthcare market, the latest developments in the implementation of the new medical devices regulations, and the best ways to encourage Rx-to-OTC switching across the EU.
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German Industry Urges Progress On Botanicals

Germany's BPI is warning consumers to be wary of unapproved health claims made by botanical foods and supplements.
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Zur Rose Steams Ahead With Acquisition-Led Expansion Amid Investor Concerns

Zur Rose adds French online retail platform Doctipharma as two board members resign over “differences of opinion” with regards to the firm's growth strategy.

Health Business Strategies

Irish Tax Office Pauses Supplement Tax Thanks To Pressure From Industry

Ireland halts imposition of a 23% value-added tax (VAT) on food supplements thanks in part to public campaigning by the Irish Health Trade Association (IHTA).

Wellness Dietary Supplements

German Expert Panel Opposes OTC Ibuprofen/Phenylephrine Combo, Hydrocortisone 1%

Two prescription-to-OTC switch applications rejected by Germany’s Expert Committee for Prescription: preparations containing a combination of ibuprofen and phenylephrine hydrochloride and hydrocortisone 1% for external use.

Health OTC Drugs

Romania’s OTC Market in 2018: Colds And Flu Epidemic Help Boost Sales By 14%

Romanian self-care industry association, RASCI, provides HBW Insight with an exclusive viewpoint on the country's OTC market in 2018. 

 

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