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50 Years After Pioneering Vaginal Care Branding, Combe Fends Off Similar Competing Trademark

Attorneys for Combe tell HBW Insight that the USPTO appeal board’s decision recognizes the marketplace power of a popular brand like Vagisil. Marke Enterprises' proposed Vagisert trademark for similar product was rejected. 

Legal Issues OTC Drugs

FDA, CDC Leaders Under Trump Urge Fixed Terms For US Health Agency Heads

Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn and former CDC Director Robert Redfield said leaders of their agencies and NIH  should be selected outside the election schedule. White House task force reviewing political interference with agency science.

FDA Leadership

Funding For US FDA Work On Cannabinoids Regulatory Pathway Drives Progress Only So Far

FDA is conducting lab testing on CBD products with funding in its FY2021 appropriations, says senior agency advisor Sharon Mayl. Some work planned work in the area has been delayed by the agency's response to COVID-19.

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Legislating US Regulatory Pathway For Cannabinoids ‘Not End of The World’ – Gottlieb

Former FDA commissioner says legislative carve-out for a regulatory pathway for cannabinoids is a better option than a rulemaking, which could take five years and “may not even work.” Cannabinoids market is “well far ahead of where the regulation is,” he says.

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Sun Setting On Attempts To Expand Hawaii Sunscreen Ingredient Ban During 2021

Advocates hoped a study suggesting octocrylene in sunscreens may degrade into benzophenone would convince lawmakers to expand ban, but a House committee maintained its commitment to wait on more research.

Cosmetics Legislation

US Doctors Could Diagnose Mucinex Free Samples Following FDA Approval Of Labeling, Packages

FDA also approves packaging redesign for Mucinex and Mucinex-DM and final changes to labeling text and location on packaging. Granules Pharmaceuticals’ generic of Excedrin Migraine also among CDER’s decisions on OTC ANDAs and sNDAs during January-March.

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EU Business Round-Up: Mayoly Spindler Acquires Biohealth, Flarin Gets Funding, Karo Ready For M&A

The latest European consumer health business news: France's Mayoly Spindler acquires Italian supplements specialist Biohealth; UK-based Flarin gets funding to expand at home and abroad; and Sweden's Karo plots further M&A in 2021.

Deals Business Strategies

Consumer Health Business News: Rebrands for Takeda OTC And Reckitt, DSM Acquires, Enzymatica Raises Funds

A round-up of the latest consumer health industry news: Takeda completes the sale of its Japanese OTC business, which has rebranded as Alinamin; Reckitt drops the "Benckiser" from its name to signal new approach; Enzymatica looks to raise funds as COVID continues to bite; and Royal DSM expands its portfolio through a new deal with Amyris. 

Asia Pacific Europe

EU Business Round-Up: BioGaia Creates Investment Arm, Boiron Grows In Spain, GSK Ends Hikma Talks

Latest European consumer health business news: BioGaia sets up an investment arm to identify interesting start-ups, France's Boiron expands its Spain offering with Iprad deal, and GSK ends talks with Hikma over the sale of its Egyptian OTC business.

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50 Years After Pioneering Vaginal Care Branding, Combe Fends Off Similar Competing Trademark

Attorneys for Combe tell HBW Insight that the USPTO appeal board’s decision recognizes the marketplace power of a popular brand like Vagisil. Marke Enterprises' proposed Vagisert trademark for similar product was rejected. 

Legal Issues OTC Drugs

No Pandemic Hangover Expected For Health, Beauty Launches At Independent Pharmacies

Wellness products accounted for the highest number of launches among health, wellness and beauty products at independent pharmacies in 2020. But the overall number slumped 21.1% due to the pandemic, according to Hamacher Resource Group’s report on a product rating system.

Market Intelligence Launches

Numan Adds Automation To Its Digital Consumer Health Offer With Vi-Health Acquisition

UK men's health platform Numan continues its mission of disrupting the consumer health industry with its acquisition of Sweden’s Vi-Health technology – a Class I medical device that includes an artificial intelligence-powered symptom checker, as well as advanced e-consultation and workflow automation tools.

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Primatene Mist Reaches Target Stores, Amphastar Spends Behind Reaching $65M Sales Target

In addition to distributing to Target stores, TV, radio and digital advertising and late-2020 start of sales at Kroger stores are driving Primatene Mist sales growth. The epinephrine aerosol inhaler's sales increased 186% in 2020 to $51.7m and 47% in Q4 to $13.4m.

OTC Drugs Sales & Earnings

Stada Makes US Consumer Health Play After Strong Gains In Europe

Stada has entered the US dietary supplements category following significant gains for its Branded Products business in 2020. Acquisitions helped to drive up Branded Products sales by 27% last year, enabling Stada to become a top-five player in Europe's consumer health market. 

Sales & Earnings Launches

EU Business Round-Up: Bionorica's Sales Hit By COVID, Precision Takes Kwai To Austria, Alfasigma Hires Italy Chief

The latest European consumer health news: Germany's Bionorica posts double-digit sales decline due to COVID; Precision Healthcare takes Kwai to Austria; and Alfasigma hires Janssen exec to lead expanded Italy business.

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50 Years After Pioneering Vaginal Care Branding, Combe Fends Off Similar Competing Trademark

Attorneys for Combe tell HBW Insight that the USPTO appeal board’s decision recognizes the marketplace power of a popular brand like Vagisil. Marke Enterprises' proposed Vagisert trademark for similar product was rejected. 

Legal Issues OTC Drugs

Crest Charcoal Toothpaste Claims Mislead Consumers – Class Action Complaint

“In recent years, health and beauty products containing activated charcoal have become a consumer sensation,” and P&G/Crest has sought to capitalize on demand with falsely advertised charcoal toothpaste offerings, according to plaintiff Belinda Housey’s class action complaint in New York’s Southern District.

United States Legal Issues

Biden Nominates Anti-Trust Expert Khan To FTC

President Biden nominates Lina Khan for one of two FTC commissioner seats he will fill. Khan currently is a Columbia Law associate professor, teaching and writing about antitrust law, infrastructure industries law and the antimonopoly tradition.

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No Pandemic Hangover Expected For Health, Beauty Launches At Independent Pharmacies

Wellness products accounted for the highest number of launches among health, wellness and beauty products at independent pharmacies in 2020. But the overall number slumped 21.1% due to the pandemic, according to Hamacher Resource Group’s report on a product rating system.

Market Intelligence Launches

Health And Wellness Trademark Review 6 April, 2021

Trademarks are registered and published for opposition with the US Patent and Trademark Office and are published weekly in the agency's Official Gazette.

Dietary Supplements OTC Drugs

P&G’s Olay Launches New Body-Care Collections; HeelAid With CBD; Product News In Brief

Mommy’s Bliss will be introducing 16 new products in 2021 for baby and kids with a focus on sleep, immunity support, digestive health, and occasional cough remedies. More product innovation news across the health, beauty and wellness sectors.

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Thornton & Ross Scores A Goal For Diversity With UK Covonia Soccer Partnership

Thornton & Ross replaces the usual sponsorship design for a local soccer team's training kit with the message 'Diversity, Inclusion, Respect' during an English Football League Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Stoke City. 

United Kingdom Health

Colgate Launches Target Gum Health, ‘Oral Beauty’

Colgate Renewal toothpaste reverses early gum damage and is available in whiten, fortify enamel and sensitivity varieties. CO. by Colgate seven-product line incorporates lessons from skin care to offer “oral beauty."

OTC Drugs Commercial

OTC Marketing Awards 2021– New Date, New Deadline, New Category

The OTC Marketing Awards 2021 will now take place on 1 December, with entries invited from activity in 2020 and 2021. A special award – Best COVID-19 initiative by an OTC Company – will also recognize the efforts made by the British consumer healthcare industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Latest From Ad Complaints & Health

FTC Familiar With Direct Seller’s COVID-19 Claims Questioned By US Industry Self-Regulation Group

Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council say after UWell Life didn’t respond to its requests to substantiate ad claims made online for Primocyn brand topicals, the council submitted to its concerns to the FTC.

Enforcement Ad Complaints

Colgate Insists Optic White Toothpaste ‘Removes 10 Years Of Yellow Stains,’ Will Appeal NAD Finding

The National Advertising Division agreed with challenger P&G that Colgate’s evidence for Optic White Renewal Toothpaste was problematic, making its yellow stains claim potentially misleading as to the results consumers can reasonably expect.

United States Advertising, Marketing & Sales

In GSK Challenge Of Salonpas Claims, NAD Embarks On Review Of Unchartered Argument

Hisamitsu America’s severity of pain claims for Salonpas challenged by GSK are more nuanced than what label indications support, but touting its regulatory approval doesn’t convey a message that other products aren’t subject to as rigorous pre-market evaluations.

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