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Futura Gains EU CE Mark For Drug-Free OTC Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

Futura Medical has received a CE Mark for its MED3000 erectile dysfunction treatment, which combines in gel form a mixture of volatile and non-volatile ingredients.

Europe Health

Woodcock: COVID-19 Pandemic Is Not The Time For Structural Changes At US FDA

Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock says FDA is interested in establishing new ‘Centers of Excellence’ but the current environment is not the right time to make changes at the agency. Woodcock also talked about where FDA will spend its new pandemic money and its reexamination of accelerated approval drugs in a wide-sweeping conversation with the Alliance for a Stronger FDA.

FDA Coronavirus COVID-19

US FDA Explains Why Remote Interactive Evaluations Guidance Took So Long

Time taken for interagency alignment, lessons learned from foreign counterparts will increase use of remote video tours, say FDA officials..

FDA Guidance Documents

ACI’s Antiseptic Testing Continues Under Specter Of FDA Administrative Order

The American Cleaning Institute is preparing to submit a healthcare personnel hand wash study to the US FDA pending confidentiality discussions, along with results from a literature review on the topic of antimicrobial resistance. A progress report is due to the agency in October, which could stave off an administrative order under the reformed OTC drug review system.

FDA Regulation

Has COVID Changed US FDA’s Thinking About OTC Antiseptics?

The public health emergency has shown that the US needs more hand sanitizers on store shelves, not less, right?

United States Regulation

US FDA Takes Star Turn In Recent Drug Ingredient Liability Lawsuits

Agency’s direct involvement in pharma product liability litigation is one of the most striking developments in the field over the past year; 16 cases in multidistrict litigation listed in chart showing status of settlements and upcoming bellwether trials.

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Germany's Medice Takes Majority Stake in Schaper & Brümmer

Medice has expanded its consumer health offering by taking a 60% stake in German herbal medicines specialist Schaper & Brümmer.

Germany Deals

EU Business Round-Up: Gilbert Grabs Grimberg, Navamedic Adds Brain Health Probiotic, Acino Acquires Russian Portfolio

Latest European consumer health business news: Laboratoires Gilbert strengthens its position in France with Grimberg acquisition; Norway's Navamedic secures distribution of brain health probiotic; and Switzerland's Acino gains two supplements popular in Russia.

Europe France

EU Business Round-Up: Italy's Giuliani Acquires Nathura, BioGaia Expands Reach, Maxigesic Comes To Poland

Latest EU consumer health business news: Italian OTC player Giuliani acquires family-owned Nathura; BioGaia expands its probiotic distribution with deal for Egypt; and Poland's Mercapharm grabs the rights to sell Maxigesic.

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Developer Of First US OTC COVID-19 Antigen Test Plans 'Digital Diagnostics For Multitude Of Infectious Diseases'

The developer of the OTC at-home antigen test — the first of its kind to get an emergency use authorization from the FDA – received more than $200m from the US government to manufacture in the US. So what’s next for Ellume? In this Q&A, the Australian company’s CEO, Sean Parson, explains.

Coronavirus COVID-19 OTC Devices

Bausch CEO Papa Will Head Eye Health Biz Under Strategic Review

Bausch Health CEO Joseph Papa will move over to head separate Bausch + Lomb pure-play eye health business and is preparing a team for either a spin-off or initial public offering of the unit in the third quarter, the executive said during a first quarter earning call 4 May. Papa said a sale of the division, which includes consumer health eye drops and dietary supplements, is also possible.

Health Business Strategies

Germany's Medice Takes Majority Stake in Schaper & Brümmer

Medice has expanded its consumer health offering by taking a 60% stake in German herbal medicines specialist Schaper & Brümmer.

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LATAM Q1 Sales: Mexico's Genomma And Brazil's Hypera Report Gains

Genomma Lab reports OTC sales rise in Q1 thanks to gains in its LATAM region, while Brazil's Hypera posts big jump in turnover due to acquisitions. 

Sales & Earnings Mexico

Bausch CEO Papa Will Head Eye Health Biz Under Strategic Review

Bausch Health CEO Joseph Papa will move over to head separate Bausch + Lomb pure-play eye health business and is preparing a team for either a spin-off or initial public offering of the unit in the third quarter, the executive said during a first quarter earning call 4 May. Papa said a sale of the division, which includes consumer health eye drops and dietary supplements, is also possible.

Health Business Strategies

Colgate Weathers US ‘Perfect Storm,' Grows 6% Worldwide In Q1

Colgate-Palmolive's North American business slipped 0.5% on category deceleration associated with stockpiling and costs from raw materials and inflation, the New York-based firm reported on 30 April. Premium innovations, advertising and price increases should improve the business in the back half of the year.

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Owner Of Sunscreen Testing Lab AMA Awaits Sentencing Following Guilty Plea In US Federal Case

Gabriel Letizia Jr. potentially faces up to seven years in prison after admitting to defrauding AMA Laboratories customers of more than $46m by sending them bogus testing reports. The US FDA, which participated in the investigation, has not commented publicly on the implications for improperly tested sunscreens and other products.

United States Legal Issues

US FDA Takes Star Turn In Recent Drug Ingredient Liability Lawsuits

Agency’s direct involvement in pharma product liability litigation is one of the most striking developments in the field over the past year; 16 cases in multidistrict litigation listed in chart showing status of settlements and upcoming bellwether trials.

Legal Issues Ingredients

Congressional Split Looms Over Including Retroactive Reach In FTC Monetary Relief Authority

Lawmakers disagree whether legislation to amend an FTC regulation to grant the commission authority to pursue monetary remedies should be retroactive, which would impact approximately 75 pending federal court cases alleging violations.

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Blue Lizard Zinc-Only Sunscreen Sprays With Earth-Friendly Propellent; More Product Launch News

New beauty and personal-care products from Jack Black, Dabble & Dollop, Lady Gaga’s Haus Laboratories, and more.

Launches Commercial

Bayer Launches Children’s Loratadine Syrup In Time For UK Hay Fever Season

Bayer Consumer Health adds a children's loratadine-based syrup to its UK Clarityn hay fever brand. 

United Kingdom Health

Health And Wellness Trademark Review 27 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.

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Podcast: All You Need To Know About Entering The OTC Marketing Awards 2021

Thinking about entering the OTC Marketing Awards 2021? This podcast covers all you need to know about key dates and deadlines, the various award categories and also offers helpful tips for putting together an entry which will impress the judges.

Innovation Ad Campaigns

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."

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Congressional Split Looms Over Including Retroactive Reach In FTC Monetary Relief Authority

Lawmakers disagree whether legislation to amend an FTC regulation to grant the commission authority to pursue monetary remedies should be retroactive, which would impact approximately 75 pending federal court cases alleging violations.

Politics Ad Complaints

FTC Will Ask Congress To Sharpen Monetary Relief Authority Dulled By Supreme Court Ruling

Justice Breyer suggests FTC ask Congress to strengthen its enforcement rules. It is “free to ask Congress to grant it further remedial authority,” according to court opinion stating a rule the FTC has wielded for forty years to impose financial penalties doesn’t grant it authority to obtain equitable monetary relief.

Ad Complaints Legal Issues

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.

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