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McNeil Consumer Pharmaceuticals

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Deals Shaping The Medical Industry, April 2015

Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Dealmaking column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced March 2015.

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J&J’s Mylanta, Mylicon Lines Return Via ‘Fixed-Term’ License With Infirst

Unlike other OTC deals J&J made since McNeil Consumer Healthcare’s quality-control problems led to widespread recalls and a consent decree with FDA, the firm is not divesting the digestive health lines. Infirst will manufacture and market the products in the U.S. for an undisclosed period before the brands return to McNeil.

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J&J’s Mylanta, Mylicon Lines Return Via ‘Fixed-Term’ License With Infirst

Unlike other OTC deals J&J made since McNeil Consumer Healthcare’s quality-control problems led to widespread recalls and a consent decree with FDA, the firm is not divesting the digestive health lines. Infirst will manufacture and market the products in the U.S. for an undisclosed period before the brands return to McNeil.

Consumer United States

Reinventing OTCs: FDA Seeks New Models; Stakeholders Urge Renewed Focus

FDA convened a two-day hearing to solicit new ideas to replace the OTC drug monograph system as part of a broader look at ways to enhance the regulatory model for OTCs. However, the architects of the process strongly urged FDA not to overhaul the system – but instead focus more attention on it. At stake is whether FDA makes an all out push to increase OTC switches in coming years.

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