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Shuttered US Supplement Firm Meets Recall Deadline, But Schumer Says FDA Late Cleaning Up Industry

While contract manufacturer ABH Nature' complied with consent decree, Sen. Chuck Schumer says FDA is late in enforcing against noncompliant firms across the supplement sector. Other recent consumer health recalls include more OTC ranitidine tablets due to the potential carcinogen NDMA found in the heartburn ingredient and four versions of Sure 48HR Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant with labeling errors.

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Health And Wellness Trademark Review 21 January, 2020

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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FDA’s Follow-Up Sunscreen Trial Shows More Of The Same: Absorption Of All Tested UV Filters

The FDA emphasizes that findings from its second, more extensive clinical study on the absorption potential of sunscreen active ingredients are not in themselves signals that the UV filters are unsafe. However, they portend heavy work ahead for industry if the ingredients are to remain GRASE and available for use in OTC sunscreen drug products stateside.  
 
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OTC Drug Oversight By US FDA Split Among Two Divisions In Reorganization

CDER Office of New Drugs changes its organization including establishing Office of Nonprescription Drugs and splitting the office into Division of Nonprescription Drug Products I and DNDP II. A Division of Regulatory Operations for Nonprescription Drugs will be comprised of regulatory staff from the ONPD divisions and will report to OND’s regulatory office. Non-clinical ONPD staff will report to the office director.

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French OTC Industry Frustrated By Regulatory Clampdown in 2019

Speaking exclusively to HBW Insight, French OTC association Afipa reflects on a difficult 2019 which saw tighter restrictions introduced on the sale of popular consumer health products. The trade group believes the industry's best prospects for a brighter future are rebuilding relations with national drug regulator ANSM and to getting self-care higher up the agenda of the French government.
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Health And Wellness Trademark Review 14 January, 2020

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Colgate Says Hello To Subscription-Delivery Wtih Oral Care Line Acquisition

Colgate agrees to purchase Hello Products direct-to-consumer oral care brand, complementing  its Colgate brand and its Tom’s of Maine natural-positioned line. The firm will pay with a combination of cash and debt in the deal expected to close no later than the end of February.

M & A OTC Drugs

Germany's Neuraxpharm Underlines OTC Ambitions With Easypharm Acquisition

Austria's Easypharm has been snapped up by Neuraxpharm, which is looking to take a larger slice of Europe's consumer healthcare market.
Austria Germany

J&J International Baby, Beauty Lines Could Lead Trimming 10% Of Consumer Portfolio

J&J plans to cut 10% of its consumer health portfolio, with most divestitures in the baby and beauty care segments outside the US. It plans to focus on growing “stronghold” categories of skin health and self care, including Aveeno and Tylenol.
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Colgate Says Hello To Subscription-Delivery Wtih Oral Care Line Acquisition

Colgate agrees to purchase Hello Products direct-to-consumer oral care brand, complementing  its Colgate brand and its Tom’s of Maine natural-positioned line. The firm will pay with a combination of cash and debt in the deal expected to close no later than the end of February.

M & A OTC Drugs

Germany's Neuraxpharm Underlines OTC Ambitions With Easypharm Acquisition

Austria's Easypharm has been snapped up by Neuraxpharm, which is looking to take a larger slice of Europe's consumer healthcare market.
Austria Germany

Grooming Investments Pay Off, Merck OTCs Count Organically In P&G's Latest Quarter

P&G’s grooming segment grew 4% in its latest quarter, the third consecutive of organic growth as the Gillette brand wins 18m customers in 12 months. The results suggest investments the company made to ward off subscription-based competitors are starting to pay off.

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Grooming Investments Pay Off, Merck OTCs Count Organically In P&G's Latest Quarter

P&G’s grooming segment grew 4% in its latest quarter, the third consecutive of organic growth as the Gillette brand wins 18m customers in 12 months. The results suggest investments the company made to ward off subscription-based competitors are starting to pay off.

Sales & Earnings OTC Drugs

Dermocosmetics Push Yields Results For Switzerland's Galenica

Launching skin-care products that blend "natural medicinal plants from the Swiss pharmacopoeia with the best Swiss skin science" helped to drive up Galenica's OTC sales in 2019 at a double-digit rate.
Switzerland Health

J&J International Baby, Beauty Lines Could Lead Trimming 10% Of Consumer Portfolio

J&J plans to cut 10% of its consumer health portfolio, with most divestitures in the baby and beauty care segments outside the US. It plans to focus on growing “stronghold” categories of skin health and self care, including Aveeno and Tylenol.
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French OTC Industry Frustrated By Regulatory Clampdown in 2019

Speaking exclusively to HBW Insight, French OTC association Afipa reflects on a difficult 2019 which saw tighter restrictions introduced on the sale of popular consumer health products. The trade group believes the industry's best prospects for a brighter future are rebuilding relations with national drug regulator ANSM and to getting self-care higher up the agenda of the French government.
France OTC Drugs

Potential Pediatric Acetaminophen Label Changes Resurface In Tylenol Class Action Settlement

Settlement could be another milestone in the contentious history of labeling for OTC acetaminophen single-ingredient products generally, and for infant’s and children’s products specifically. Plaintiffs alleged they were misled by J&J to pay more for Infant's Tylenol even though its formulation is the same as Children's Tylenol.

OTC Drugs Pediatrics

Coppertone ‘Mineral-Based’ Sunscreens Are Falsely Advertised – Proposed Class Action

The iconic sunscreen brand aims to capitalize on growing demand for mineral sunscreens – widely perceived as consumers’ safest option in sun defense – by positioning offerings that contain mixes of mineral and chemical UV filters as “mineral-based,” according to a suit filed in December in California federal court.

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What A Relief! Three German IBS Launches From Sanofi, Dr Kade, Dr Loges

Sanofi on trend with plant-based, app-supported Buscopan line extension, Dr Kade offers all-in-one gastrointestinal product and Dr Loges appeals to children with blueberry flavored supplement. 
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Colgate Launches UK Vegan Toothpaste, Shares Recyclable Tube Technology

Colgate rolls out first recyclable toothpaste tube in UK with launch of Smile for Good. Selling now in retailers including Tesco and Morrisons, the line featuring Protection and Whitening versions is the first toothpaste certified by the Vegan Society.

OTC Drugs Launches

Health And Wellness Trademark Review 24 December, 2019

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Latest From Ad Campaigns & Health

Don’t Miss Your Chance To Win A Prestigious OTC Marketing Award

The 25th Annual OTC Marketing Awards entry deadline is fast approaching. Don’t miss this opportunity to spotlight your recent smash launch or gain the recognition your latest campaign deserves.

Ad Campaigns Launches

Spain's Kern Pharma Combats Dry Mouth With Salifresh Launch

Spanish consumers suffering from dry mouth have a new option to turn to with the launch of Kern Pharma's Salifresh.
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Winners In CHPA’s First OTC Marketing Awards Include Perrigo, J&J, GSK

CHPA awarded five grand prize winners from more than 40 consumer health companies entered in its first US OTC Marketing Awards. Perrigo won for “Best OTC Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign” and a J&J Tylenol campaign honoring caregivers was named “Best OTC Digital Campaign.”
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Potential Pediatric Acetaminophen Label Changes Resurface In Tylenol Class Action Settlement

Settlement could be another milestone in the contentious history of labeling for OTC acetaminophen single-ingredient products generally, and for infant’s and children’s products specifically. Plaintiffs alleged they were misled by J&J to pay more for Infant's Tylenol even though its formulation is the same as Children's Tylenol.

OTC Drugs Pediatrics

Sensodyne ProNamel TV Ad Claim's Accuracy Slips Through Cracks

NAD finds from P&G challenge that Glaxo's US consumer health business provided no evidence to support express and implied claims conveyed in two TV ads featuring animated image of a tooth surface lined with deep and narrow crevices that Sensodyne ProNamel Intensive Enamel Repair fills and heals cracked enamel.
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NAD Decision Against Native Deodorant Anti-Wetness Claims Holds Up On Appeal

Natural-oriented Native, acquired by P&G in late 2017, failed to convince a National Advertising Review Board panel that its aluminum-free deodorants absorb and protect against underarm wetness. What remains in question is whether deodorant marketers with proper substantiation are free to make such claims under FDA regulations without conforming to the OTC antiperspirant drug monograph.

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