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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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Industry Self-Regulation Group’s Knowledge Of Drug Types Questioned By US Homeopathic Firm

Avadim Health argues National Advertising Division expects substantiation for its homeopathic topical claims at the same level FDA requires for NDAs. NAD also said although FTC’s competent, reliable scientific evidence standard is “flexible” to some degree, pain claims are held to a more rigid standard.

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P&G Health, Hygiene Brands Ride Consumer ‘Trust’ To Sales Growth Amid Pandemic Uncertainty

“There’s a heightened need for products that deliver against health, hygiene and clean home concerns and a willingness to spend just a little bit more to ensure that I’m using a product that I know and trust,” says CFO Jon Moeller 

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What Are Mental Health, Pain Relief, Sleep? Top Reasons For US Consumers’ CBD Use, Survey Finds

Consumers ages 18 to 35 represent nearly half the respondents saying they use CBD-containing products for mental health; consumers 35- to 65-years-old make up the majority saying they use the products for sleep issues, according to marketing and research firm Bigeye Agency.

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States Cloud US CBD Supplement Market With Patchwork Of Laws While Waiting For FDA To Act

Legislation some states have passed is unclear and sometimes conflicts with state enforcement agencies’ policies, attorneys commented during recent FDLI conference. In states without a law, many marketers incorrectly assume sales of hemp-derived CBD in those states are legal under the 2018 farm bill.

Cannabidiol CBD Dietary Supplements

If Safety Data Open Door In US, Cannabinoids’ Lawful Use In Supplements At Least A Year Off

At FDLI annual meeting, attorneys cast doubt on CBD rules outlook. Paul Joseph says regulations are at least a year away while Jonathan Havens doubts FDA is even working on regulations, including GMPs, because it is still asking industry for specific safety details.

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FTC Does Advertising Law Enforcement, Not Second Chances For Ad Claims Arbitration

Some firms that challenged ad claims NAD attorneys later bring to FTC's attention want to take more shots at the claims while businesses making the claims want to repeat their arguments from NAD reviews, says Carolyn Hann, FTC chief of staff for advertising practices.

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