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Eileen Francis

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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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Anheuser-Busch, Molson Coors Tap Into CBD Market With Canadian Cultivators

Brewers are working with firms on launching in Canada beverages with cannabis-based ingredients before potentially distributing products in US. Alkaline Water Co. expects lawful sales of CBD supplements and foods in US early in 2020, when it plans to launch Alkaline88 CBD-infused waters.

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Canada Is Large Firms' CBD Test Market While US Weighs Allowing Sales

Large beer and beverage firms partner with hemp cultivators to compete in fledgling US CBD-infused beverage market, which is estimated to reach $1.4bn sales by 2023. Many firms are working on R&D or have completed products and are waiting for a clear regulatory pathway from FDA before launch.

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Trade Group News: CHPA Social Media Award, AHPA Prop 65 Guidance For CBD, CRN Workshop Speakers, More

AHPA supports 2020 Smithsonian Folklife Festival ginseng program; NPA offers to help Amazon following its notification of potentially counterfeit Align probiotics sold; CRN Day of Science tackles "Healthy Aging"; UNPA partners with hemp industry group; Expo East Herb Walk goes to Green Farmacy; CHPA Educational Foundation KnowYourOTCs campaign named "Social Media Campaign of Year" by PR Daily; and AHPA publishes California Prop 65 compliance guidance for CBD marketers.

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'THC Antidote' Supplements Bloom As Cannabis Legalization Takes Root

Firms in nascent space are disclosing little about formulations, referring to them as proprietary or patent-pending without identifying ingredients. Antidotes don't counteract 100% of THC a user inhaled or ingested, as one marketer says its "emergency supplement …does not eliminate the feeling of wellbeing often experienced with THC."

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Wellness Business Roundup: NutraNext Buoys Clorox Results, New Age Delays CBD Drink, More

FitLife direct-to-consumer, online sales fuel quarter; AXIM Wellness launching CBD gum; Canadian firm acquiring PA cannabis cultivator; Clorox' lifestyle division flat in latest quarter despite strong sales of NutraNext supplements; and New Age delays rolling beverage line on confusing FDA regulation messaging.

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Sonicare 'Charging Case' Comparison To Oral-B Loses Spark In Ad Review Appeal

Council of Better Business Bureaus appeals board agrees with all but one recommendation NAD made in review of claims for Philips' Sonicare DiamondClean power toothbrush challenged by P&G. In appeal by both firms, panel disagreed with investigative arm on comparative claim about toothbrush travel cases.

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