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Malcolm Spicer

Malcolm Spicer, Managing Editor – US

Washington, DC
Malcolm Spicer is lead analyst for Pharma intelligence | informa's coverage of the consumer health care products industries. He provides comprehensive and insightful reporting on manufacturing, marketing, regulation, legislation, financial and research news about the nonprescription drug and nutritional product industries. He has worked in this post for 10 years and previously reported for other publications on regulation of the health care industry, on the telecommunications and internet technologies and on the US energy market.

Latest From Malcolm Spicer

Curecumin Piques US Consumers’ Interest; UK Curiosity Grows For Omega-3, Survey Shows

Marketing consultant Buzzback surveyed 800 consumers in March, prior to novel coronavirus shutdowns in the two countries, to identify ingredients that offer opportunities for brands in health care, wellness and skin care.

Market Intelligence Dietary Supplements

Vous Has Advisors To Guide Growth In Promising Personalized Vitamin Space

Firm supplying all-in-one multivitamin blends rather than packs of multiple pills has four-member advisory board including digital marketing and consumer product marketing specialists and a health care strategist.

Dietary Supplements Business Strategies

Goldman Sachs Gains 2 Board Seats With Burst Subscription Oral Care Investment

Series C investment of an undisclosed amount announced in early May follows $20m funding for the Los Angeles company from Volition Capital and angel investors.

Financing Commercial

Seattle Biologics Firm Offers COVID-19 ‘Vaccine’ OTC Before Warnings By State, Federal Agencies

When businesses rapidly pivot to offering consumer health products and services, they’re likely not contemplating compliance with FDA regulations. Recent warning letters are more proof COVID-19 represents opportunities for numerous businesses that aren’t prepared to follow or simply aren’t aware of FDA regulations.

Enforcement Dietary Supplements

Mississippi Herbal ‘Parasite Removal’ Store Gets Second Warning On Claims, GMPs In Three Years

Latest warning to Humaworm notes findings that FDA inspectors made in July 2019. FDA officials apparently have been in Humaworm’s facility since then, executing a search warrant in October and confiscating encapsulating machines, herbs, capsules, computers, and records.

FDA Enforcement

Altaire Recalled Millions Of OTC Eye Drops, Halted Production After Repeat GMP Problems Found

“Repeated failures demonstrate that executive management oversight and control over the manufacture of drugs is inadequate,” FDA says. Warning submitted in March said falsifying data was found in making batch release decisions related to whether certain sterile ophthalmic drugs contained viable microorganisms.

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