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Tom Gallen

Managing Editor, Europe

Birmingham, UK
Tom reports and edits European consumer health care industry news and analysis. Leading HBW Insight’s health and wellness coverage in Europe, he has been writing about the sector since 2013. Tom’s main focus is analyzing the strategies of the world's leading consumer healthcare companies, their business performance, plans and product portfolios. He also reports on regulatory topics such as novel foods and prescription-to-OTC switches.

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“This is part of a very slippery slope for free choice and self-care in the EU,” commented Dr Nick van Ruiten, director of Alliance for Natural Health Europe, on EFSA's proposal to cut in half the upper limit for vitamin B6 in supplements.

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Claiming in a TikTok post that its Recover dietary supplement can help your immune system fight back” against an unspecified virus landed UK-based Tonic Health in hot water with the country's advertising regulator.

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