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“You can’t just live off the brand equity anymore,” warned J&J's Consumer Health's Manoj Raghunandanan during the ‘Advancing Trust in the Self-Care Industry’ webinar co-hosted by the Global Self-Care Federation and HBW Insight. “You’ve got to continue to build that trust between consumers and products day-in day-out.”
The Global Self-Care Federation is looking to consolidate the shift towards self-care seen during the pandemic by promoting trust, innovation and growth in policy. An upcoming webinar hosted by the GSCF will also explore the theme of "Advancing Trust in the Self-Care Industry."
Sanofi Consumer Healthcare’s “Little Packs, Big Impact” partnership with TerraCycle will allow UK consumers to recycle Buscopan and Dulcolax pill packs by dropping them in dedicated containers in partnering pharmacies.
Commercial COVID-19 antibody self-tests are back on the agenda in Europe, this time in Germany, where the Greens are calling for amendments to the country's medical devices regulations to allow tests to be sold OTC in pharmacies and incentives for industry to quickly scale up production.
Current UK government guidelines on vitamin D supplementation (400IU or 10mcg vitamin D a day) are too low to achieve immunity boosting effects, says UK expert and University of Birmingham scientist Martin Hewison.
Australia's Therapetics Goods Administration finalizes its decision to regulate low-dose CBD as an OTC medicine, raising the maximum daily dose to 150mg. The move is welcomed by the country's self-care industry.