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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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Sales & Earnings Coronavirus COVID-19

After 5% Sales Growth In Its FY 2020, P&G Bullish For 2021 Despite Looming Economic Threats

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Commercial International

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Sales & Earnings

Young Living Says Consumers Not Swayed By Claim But Expect Its Essential Oils Are ‘Therapeutic’

In NAD review on a challenge by S.C.  Johnson, which markets Caldrea brand essentials oils, Young Living said because consumers are equally as likely to believe the products are therapeutic grade regardless of which image they saw in a survey demonstrates the claim doesn’t impact consumers’ perception of its products.

Ad Complaints Enforcement

Ad Claims For Tooth Whitening Speed Of Effect Lose Glow For SmileDirect In US, HiSmile In UK

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Commercial Ad Complaints

US Chief Trent Takes Helm Of Irish Medtech Atlantic Therapeutics

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