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Eileen Francis

Reporter – US

Eileen Francis is a reporter for “The Tan Sheet,” where she follows news on OTC drug and nutritional product manufacturing, regulation, legislation, finance and research. She previously served as a reporter and editor of “The Rose Sheet,” IBI’s source for in-depth coverage of the cosmetics industry. Early in her career, Eileen worked in public relations and as a writer for a lobbying firm. Outside of IBI, her freelance work includes articles on business, art and travel.
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Claim That Supplement Boosts Children’s Focus Could Spur FTC Attention

Creekside Natural Therapeutics might hear from the FTC after failing to show in an industry self-regulation forum that it would correct misleading claims for its Focused Mind Jr. supplement promoted as an alternative to ADHD drugs.
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FDA Gets Message In Congress' First Cannabis Policy Hearing: Deliver CBD Regulation

During first-ever congressional hearing on federal policies for lawful use of cannabis, House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna Eschoo says with $2m appropriated to develop a regulation on CBD’s use in non-drug products during, FDA should deliver.

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Vous Vitamin Adds Pregnancy Products To Line Formulated On Customers’ Needs

Vous Vitamin rolls out a pre- and post-natal multivitamin line that factors in diet, lifestyle and pre-pregnancy health. Founders are doctors who say their personalized multivitamins differ from most other customized vitamin lines by delivering nutrition in two pills.
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Colgate Launches UK Vegan Toothpaste, Shares Recyclable Tube Technology

Colgate rolls out first recyclable toothpaste tube in UK with launch of Smile for Good. Selling now in retailers including Tesco and Morrisons, the line featuring Protection and Whitening versions is the first toothpaste certified by the Vegan Society.

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Digital Advances In Consumer Health At CES: Oral Care, Nausea, Beauty Products

OTC drug, supplement and beauty firms are spreading into digital health devices showcased at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show as technological advancements help consumers reach health and wellness goals. Colgate debuted a smart toothbrush that detects biofilm build-up while L’Oreal introduced AI-powered skin care.

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Review Showing Vitamin D/Calcium Reduce Hip Fractures Points To Larger Studies

Oxford researchers suggest large-scale studies on impact of vitamin D and calcium supplementation on risk of bone fracture after their meta-analysis use of both nutrients reduced subjects' risk of hip fractures by about one-sixth. Their findings are in line with some previous research, but they say past studies on the issue have been "constrained."
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