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Herbal Sprays, Nasal Swabs Latest Additions On List Of Fraudulent COVID Cures Offered In US

“Germaphobe’s Delight Spray” was “re-vamped … to better meet the challenges of COVID-19,” Fopo Jordan’s Crossing Herbal claimed. Halodine LLC claimed its nasal sanitizer “kills SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) in less than 15 seconds.”

Dietary Supplements FDA

After Demand Climbed With COVID-19, Abbott Expects Continued Nutritional Line Sales Growth

CEO Robert Ford says “dynamics” of more consumers fortifying their diets to promote immunity from COVID-19 “are driving strong growth for our Ensure and Glucerna brands.” Analysts don't share Ford's confidence, though, for continued OTC diagnostics sales growth. 

Coronavirus COVID-19 Sales & Earnings

Five Must-Know Things About The UK’s Digital Self-Care Revolution

HBW Insight looks back at PAGB's Digital Week to extract the five must-know things for the OTC industry.

United Kingdom Health

Zinc, Vitamin C Don't Reduce COVID-19 Symptoms; Impact On Shortening Colds Not Questioned

Trial with 214 adults with SARS-CoV-2 showed no significant difference among the treatment groups in number of days to symptom relief. Study didn’t measure zinc/vitamin C supplementation for shortening duration of colds.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Dietary Supplements

Over The Counter, 24 July 2021: Are We Ready To Self-Care? With GSCF's Judy Stenmark

To mark International Self-Care Day, HBW Insight talks to the Global Self Care Federation's director general, Judy Stenmark, about the impact of pandemic on the global self-care industry, as well as what GSCF is doing to promote self-care in the wake of the pandemic.

International Health

Second-Quarter Consumer Health Results Bring J&J Relief From Year-Ago Sales Plummet

In first of what could be similar April-June earnings results from major consumer health firms, J&J reports 9.2% operational growth to $3.74bn in sales. Worldwide consumer health chief Thibaut Mongon touts segment’s results and outlook but says similar growth in second half isn’t assured.

Coronavirus COVID-19 OTC Drugs

Canadian Study Doubts Vitamin D Impact Against COVID-19 As Others Show Protection Correlation

McGill University researchers say multiple analyses of genetic variants study showed no association between genetically predicted vitamin D level and COVID-19 susceptibility, hospitalization or severe disease. CRN’s Vitamin D & Me! campaign reaches 5.6m consumers.

Dietary Supplements Coronavirus COVID-19

PAGB Digital Week, Day 5: Challenges And Opportunities For Digital Self-Care

The final day of PAGB's Digital Week focused on digital self-care and featured sessions on understanding human behavior, the problem of online health misinformation and how best to navigate the new post-COVID reality.

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