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As US FDA’s Principal Deputy Commissioner, Woodcock Focusing On Food Issues

Commissioner Robert Califf wants Janet Woodcock to improve food operations and processes, but lawmakers question whether she is the best overseer for the area.

FDA Leadership

Urged By US FDA To Boost Infant Formula Supply, Additional Providers Still Must Wait For Approval

Patricia Hansen, CFSAN’s Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling deputy director and John Verbeten, deputy director for Import Operations Enforcement laid out the FDA's new enforcement guidance, and urged businesses with available formula to wait for approval before distributing formula in the US.

FDA Guidance Documents

Five Years In Prison, Nearly $50M Fines For Owner Of US Lab Falsifying Sunscreen Test Results

Garbriel Letizia Jr., and employees at AMA Laboratories “at his direction,” defrauded customers of more than $46m by testing products on materially lower numbers of subjects than specified and paid for by the customers.

Enforcement Cosmetics

House Appropriators Sound Off During FDA Hearing About Formula, More Consumer Health Issues

Before Agriculture/FDA subcommittee about FY2023 budget, Commissioner Robert Califf says FDA needs more resources to address unlisted fragrances in menstrual products and doesn’t have good regulatory options for hemp and kratom. His formula emergency comments leave members frustrated.

FDA Policy

First EUA In US For OTC Test To Detect COVID-19, Flu, RSV Granted To Labcorp

Agency issued an emergency use authorization to Labcorp for its OTC that detects COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus.

Coronavirus COVID-19 FDA

Hemp Roundtable Says Safety Study Data Should Convince Congress On Lawful CBD Use

Study of 1,061 subjects showed oral CBD has robust safety profile, addressing FDA’s safety concerns and providing evidence to convince agency to take action on CBD regulation, say trade groups.

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EU Business News: PharmaSGP Makes Record Start, BioGaia Heads To Canada, Ardian Takes Nutripure Stake

Round-up of European consumer health business news: Germany's PharmaSGP breaks sales record in Q1 as acquired brands grow; probiotics player BioGaia plans direct distribution in Canada; and private-equity firm Ardian takes a stake in French e-commerce supplements specialist Nutripure.

Europe Sales & Earnings

Bonafide Women’s Health Acquires SAM-e Formulation With High Bioavailability

Women’s health company acquired patent for SAM-e formulation MSI-195 after innovator's study showed it had nearly three times higher availability than a leading competitor.

Deals Dietary Supplements

HRA Brings Mederma Scar-Care Brand To UK

British consumers can now buy three Mederma scar-care products in the UK via Amazon and Superdrug thanks to a recent launch by France's HRA Pharma. 

United Kingdom Health
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Latest From Business Strategies & Health

Colgate Sees Toothpaste Growth Opportunity In Under-Brushing Countries

“If you took all of these markets where people brush their teeth less than one time a day and just moved it to one time a day, you would increase the volume size of the category by 40%,” noted Colgate-Palmolive’s John Faucher in a 19 May presentation at the Goldman Sachs Global Staples Forum.

United States Advertising, Marketing & Sales

People On The Move: Appointments At Alliance Pharma, Venture Life, Maxwellia

A round-up of the latest European consumer health industry appointments: Alliance Pharma names Jo LeCouilliard as chair; Venture Life hires Paul McGreevy as non-executive chair; and Maxwellia appoints Ian Adamson as a strategic advisor.

Europe Executive Changes

First EUA In US For OTC Test To Detect COVID-19, Flu, RSV Granted To Labcorp

Agency issued an emergency use authorization to Labcorp for its OTC that detects COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus.

Coronavirus COVID-19 FDA
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Latest From Sales & Earnings & Health

EU Business News: PharmaSGP Makes Record Start, BioGaia Heads To Canada, Ardian Takes Nutripure Stake

Round-up of European consumer health business news: Germany's PharmaSGP breaks sales record in Q1 as acquired brands grow; probiotics player BioGaia plans direct distribution in Canada; and private-equity firm Ardian takes a stake in French e-commerce supplements specialist Nutripure.

Europe Sales & Earnings

USANA Lowers Guidance After 15% Q1 Sales Drop; Mannatech Reports Nearly $1M Undelivered Goods

Due to uncertainty in COVID-19 landscape in China, USANA adjusted its 2022 fiscal year guidance. Direct seller Mannatech decreased its number of fulfilled orders by 6% in the first quarter.

Companies Sales & Earnings

Recordati Makes Good Start to 2022 As Cold & Flu Sales Rebound

Italy's Recordati reports a double-digit rise in OTC sales for the first quarter of 2022, reflecting improved sales of cold & flu products and dietary supplements, particularly in France and its domestic market.

Sales & Earnings Europe
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Latest From Legal Issues & Health

Proposal For J&J To Halt Talc Powder Sales Worldwide Fails In Shareholder Vote

Activist investment group Tulipshare’s proposal that J&J fully cease sales of talc-based powders didn’t receive a majority of votes in favor during firm's annual meeting and won’t be forwarded for board’s consideration. Separate proposal for an audit into whether firm marketed products to minority women asbestos concerns was sent to the board.

Commercial Legal Issues

US Omega-3 Supplement Firm Changes Claims On Amarin Challenge, But Not Label Or Company Name

National Advertising Division, in rare review of an Rx drug firm’s challenge of supplement ad claims, reported Innovix Pharma pulled health claims for OmegaVia brand supplements challenged by Amarin. Innovix prevailed in defending its labeling as accurate and its name as not false advertising.

Ad Complaints Dietary Supplements

Complaint Alleges Ellume Failed To Pay Refunds After Class I Recall Of OTC COVID-19 Tests

Complaint filed in Maryland federal court says Australian firm, which received more than $230 from US government to boost production of its OTC COVID-19 diagnostic tests available to US consumers, should’ve offered refunds to consumers who bought tests the company has recalled due to false positive tests.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Legal Issues
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Latest From Launches & Health

OTC Marketing Awards 2022 Open For Entries

The Oscars of the OTC industry returns for its 27th year, inviting entries from UK consumer health players across 15 categories. This year sees the introduction of a new award to recognize environmentally-friendly OTC innovation.

Innovation Launches

Homeopathic Firm Rebrands As Hyland’s Naturals With Shift To Focus On Supplement Market

Hyland’s Naturals focused for nearly 120 years on providing consumer health products in the pediatric and general wellness categories and is expanding into the women’s health and pet categories. Also will launch more than 20 natural wellness products over the next year.

OTC Drugs Dietary Supplements

UK Marketing Round-Up: Launches From Healthspan, Lanes, A Vogel And Dermal

Healthspan adds New Zealand blackcurrant supplement to Elite range; Lanes Health brings Nordic iron supplement to UK, A Vogel offers British consumers an eco-friendly eye dropper version of Pollinosan; and Dermal Laboratories launches Doublebase Once.  

United Kingdom Health
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Latest From Ad Campaigns & Health

OTC Marketing Awards 2022 Open For Entries

The Oscars of the OTC industry returns for its 27th year, inviting entries from UK consumer health players across 15 categories. This year sees the introduction of a new award to recognize environmentally-friendly OTC innovation.

Innovation Launches

Homeopathic Firm Rebrands As Hyland’s Naturals With Shift To Focus On Supplement Market

Hyland’s Naturals focused for nearly 120 years on providing consumer health products in the pediatric and general wellness categories and is expanding into the women’s health and pet categories. Also will launch more than 20 natural wellness products over the next year.

OTC Drugs Dietary Supplements

UK Marketing Round-Up: Launches From Healthspan, Lanes, A Vogel And Dermal

Healthspan adds New Zealand blackcurrant supplement to Elite range; Lanes Health brings Nordic iron supplement to UK, A Vogel offers British consumers an eco-friendly eye dropper version of Pollinosan; and Dermal Laboratories launches Doublebase Once.  

United Kingdom Health
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Latest From Ad Complaints & Health

As US FDA’s Principal Deputy Commissioner, Woodcock Focusing On Food Issues

Commissioner Robert Califf wants Janet Woodcock to improve food operations and processes, but lawmakers question whether she is the best overseer for the area.

FDA Leadership

More Imports Of Counterfeit OTC COVID-19 Tests Reaching US

Counterfeit versions of diagnostics from ACON Laboratories and iHealth are being illegally imported and sold in US. Alert also tells consumers how to spot counterfeit tests.

Coronavirus COVID-19 FDA

US Omega-3 Supplement Firm Changes Claims On Amarin Challenge, But Not Label Or Company Name

National Advertising Division, in rare review of an Rx drug firm’s challenge of supplement ad claims, reported Innovix Pharma pulled health claims for OmegaVia brand supplements challenged by Amarin. Innovix prevailed in defending its labeling as accurate and its name as not false advertising.

Ad Complaints Dietary Supplements
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