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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

After Guilty Plea In COVID-19 Scam, Utah Firm Will Cooperate In Prosecution Of Former Owner

Gordon Pedersen was indicted on criminal charges linked to posing as a physician to fraudulently promote and sell ingestible silver-based products as a cure for COVID-19 despite having no evidence his products could treat or cure the disease.

Enforcement Dietary Supplements

Sun Sets On California Firm: FTC Pandemic Fraud Complaint Follows Criminal Indictment

Golden Sunrise business owner Huu Tieu marketed a package of herbal mixtures branded “Emergency D-Virus Plan of Care” with claims to treat COVID-19, says FTC complaint. Tieu was indicted on criminal charges two weeks before FTC filed complaint.

Enforcement Dietary Supplements

Church & Dwight’s Consumer Health Product Sales Spared From Pandemic Plummet In Q2

C&D said sales of its brands including vitafusion, L’il Critters and PB8 supplements, Arm & Hammer, Aim and Close-Up toothpastes and Waterpick and Spinbrush power toothbrushes helped drive 8.8% growth to $386.4m for the personal and health care categories.

Dietary Supplements Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Claims In Instagram By OTC IV Provider

After challenging claims made in Instagram post and advised business offering walk-in and by-appointment services at multiple NYC locations, NAD referred its questions to regulators after the firm failed to provide substantiation.

Consumer Coronavirus COVID-19

Widely Available Unapproved Hangover Remedies Concern US FDA As Encouraging Overindulgence

As CFSAN warned seven marketers, supplement products from numerous other businesses advertised as hangover remedies, or as formulations to prevent symptoms associated with overindulgence, remained available to US consumers. Like one business FDA warned, numerous companies are offering OTC intravenous treatments for hangovers, available at locations accepting walk-in or by-appointment customers.

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OTC Topicals After Bite, Itch Eraser Are Irritants To US FDA Monograph, GMP Regulations

Adventure Ready Brands is the second small firm warned recently by FDA about manufacturing and marketing products labeled as nonprescription drugs but noncompliant with relevant OTC drug monographs and about GMP violations.

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