Managing Editor – Europe
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Sweden's Karo Pharma is acquiring Sylphar Group and its dietary supplement and beauty brands sold around Europe, primarily online.
AESGP Regulatory Conference: EU Pharma Strategy, Med Devices Regs, European Green Deal And GCSF Sustainability Charter Launch
HBW Insight reports on a packed agenda at the AESGP's Regulatory Conference on 25 November. Panels discuss the implications of raft of legislative changes for the European self-care industry, including the incoming EU Pharmaceutical Strategy, the new Medical Devices Regulations, and the inter-related European Green Deal, Farm to Fork and Chemicals Strategies. The conference also saw the launch of the GSCF's Charter for Environmentally Sustainable Self-Care.
In this episode, HBW Insight’s US and EU editors analyse Q3 OTC business trends, including why the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world are spinning out their consumer health businesses to create new standalone firms and what's causing the supply chain troubles that are driving up OTC product prices.
The latest European consumer healthcare business news: Belgium's Ceres Pharma expands its portfolio with GlobiFer; and PharmaSGP achieves its best ever quarter thanks to the recovery of the OTC market.
Japan's Taisho reported higher sales in the six months ended 30 September as the continued recovery of the domestic OTC market offset a weaker performance overseas.
France's Cooper Consumer Health is moving into the nutricosmetics market with the acquisition of Lashilé Beauty. The deal comes as Cooper announces a change of leadership and finalizes its takeover by new private-equity owners.