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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

US Wellness Market Deals: Unilever Tries On SmartyPants, Kind Cooks Up Nature’s Bakery Deal

Unilever North America agrees SmartyPant, founded in 2011 to create a comprehensive supplement made from premium ingredients to support the wellbeing needs of children and adults. Kind, fully owned by Mars, has an agreement to acquire family-owned Nature's Bakery which offers snacks including fig bars and other soft-baked foods.

Dietary Supplements M & A

US COVID-19 Fraud: After Facebook Posts, Regulators Don’t ‘Friend’ ChromaDex

ChromaDex is among latest targets of FDA/FTC joint warnings identifying claims on websites as well as in social media posts that render products unapproved and misbranded drugs indicated to prevent or treat COVID-19.

FDA Dietary Supplements

US FDA Details Trials To Evaluate New Drugs' Potential Interactions With Heartburn Remedies

Draft guidance on testing investigational drugs for drug-drug interactions with ingredients used in antacids, histamine H2-receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors points to including labels warnings on the new drugs about their concomitant use with the heartburn remedies.

OTC Drugs Guidance Documents

Sabinsa Reaches Out To US Regulators To Squeeze Fake Vitamin C Out Of Ingredient Markets

Sabinsa provided FDA and FTC with documentation of “an ingredient falsely marketed and sold as vitamin C derived from amla fruit (Emblica officinalis), which two independent labs have confirmed is actually derived from corn, sugarcane or other plants.”

Dietary Supplements Legal Issues

E-cigarette NRT Outlook Heated By Combining With Counseling, Nicotine-Tapering Strategy

Results of three-year study conducted at 17 Canadian sites suggest that e-cigarettes use combined with counseling significantly increased abstinence from smoking cigarettes compared to receiving counseling alone.

OTC Drugs Research & Development

US Supplement Firm Shut Down By Decree After Using Ingredient On FDA ‘Advisory List'

FDA's decree of permanent injunction with Fusion Health and Vitality filed same day the firm announced recall of its Core Essential Nutrients and Immune Boost Sublingual Vitamin D3 products found to contain hordenine HCl.

Dietary Supplements Enforcement
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