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With Pataday Extra Strength, Alcon Eyes Consumers Looking For OTC 24-Hour Eye Allergy Remedy

Pataday Once Daily Relief Extra Strength is the same formulation as Novartis' Rx Pazeo. It will be the first OTC eye drop indicated for allergy itch with 24-hour efficacy, available online in September and through retailers in early 2021.

Prescription To Otc Switch FDA

US FDA Restarting Domestic Inspections, Prioritizing Areas With Low Covid-19 Rates

The agency is resuming domestic inspections using a pandemic rating system to identify localities where inspections will be safest for investigators and plant workers. Another safety factor: all inspections will be pre-announced.

FDA Manufacturing

US Appropriators Question FDA’s OTC Switch Process Overhaul, Homeopathic Market Oversight

Appropriations Committee’s report with Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA and Related Agencies FY2021 budget bill also reiterated concern about adding acetaminophen dosing information for children to OTC monograph. But its mentions of FDA initiative to expand ingredients available OTC and homeopathic market oversight were firsts.

Prescription To Otc Switch Legislation

Expanding US FDA Mandatory Recall Authority To All Drugs Gets House Appropriators’ Approval

Appropriators’ FDA FY 2021 budget includes amendment to expand its mandatory recall authority introduced by chairman of subcommittee with oversight of agency’s budget, Rep. Sanford Bishop. He said the agency should be able to force drug product recalls as it already can for vaccines, medical devices and products containing ingredients also scheduled as controlled substances.

Legislation Recalls

Dutch Regulator Backs Paracetamol Safety After Possible Carcinogen Detected

Netherlands' Medicines Evaluation Board says the safety of paracetamol is "not up for debate" after a media investigation reported contamination of the drug with a possible human carcinogen. 

Drug Safety OTC Drugs

Expectations Are High For New EMA Boss

Emer Cooke seems set to take over as head of the European Medicines Agency – one of the world's most powerful regulatory bodies – before the end of the year. We report on the reaction of a range of pharmaceutical sector stakeholders to her nomination.

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Galenica Expands Swiss OTC Offering Through Hedoga Acquisition

Galenica has reinforced its position as the leading player in the Swiss OTC market through the acquisition of Hedoga Group,

Switzerland Health

RB Coughs Up For Digital Diagnostic Development

Reckitt will work with former Sanofi partner ResApp to develop a consumer app which can diagnose common respiratory issues. The partnership represents RB's latest move into the digital space for its Health business.

Digital Health OTC Devices

Perrigo Moves Closer To Exclusive Consumer Focus With UK Rx Generics Business Sale

Perrigo’s ambitions to become a consumer-focused company are a step closer after the firm announced an immediate sale of a ‘non-core’ asset.

Commercial Generic Drugs
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COVID-19 Consumer Health Market: Germ-Blocking Nasal Spray, 99.99% Effective Sanitizer, ‘Mask’ To Moisturize Hands

Sensory Cloud’s small study showed FEND nasal solution cut by 99% exhalation of bioaerosol to block COVID-19. Global BioProtect’s hand sanitizer with proprietary antibacterial technology eliminates 45 bacteria, fungi and virus. Trilogy Labs’  solution replenishes moisture in hands irritated by sanitizers.

OTC Drugs Coronavirus COVID-19

With Pataday Extra Strength, Alcon Eyes Consumers Looking For OTC 24-Hour Eye Allergy Remedy

Pataday Once Daily Relief Extra Strength is the same formulation as Novartis' Rx Pazeo. It will be the first OTC eye drop indicated for allergy itch with 24-hour efficacy, available online in September and through retailers in early 2021.

Prescription To Otc Switch FDA

US Appropriators Question FDA’s OTC Switch Process Overhaul, Homeopathic Market Oversight

Appropriations Committee’s report with Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA and Related Agencies FY2021 budget bill also reiterated concern about adding acetaminophen dosing information for children to OTC monograph. But its mentions of FDA initiative to expand ingredients available OTC and homeopathic market oversight were firsts.

Prescription To Otc Switch Legislation
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Latest From Sales & Earnings & Health

Taisho Boosted By Acquisitions As Japanese Business Struggles

Acquiring France's UPSA helped to lift Taisho's sales in the 12 months ended 31 March 2020, as its domestic Japanese business faltered.

Sales & Earnings Japan

COVID Who? CBD Leader Charlotte’s Web Maintains FY 2020 Guidance Of Growth Up To 20%

Charlotte’s Web is strengthening its DTC lead while growing its brick-and-mortar retail business, accelerating its pet product distribution and working to close its Abacus Health acquisition announced in March. The Boulder, CO-based CBD product manufacturer posted a 1% decline in net sales for the first quarter, but expects a rapid escalation in the second half of the year.

United States Coronavirus COVID-19

Bausch Will Look At Selling Eye Care Business If It Doesn't See Increase In Overall Valuation

CEO Joseph Papa says firm isn’t valued equal to sum of its parts. "If some of the parts don't seem to make sense or don't seem to be capturing the full value of a business,” Bausch “will look at all the alternatives for looking at things like spin-offs of parts of the business,” he says.

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GermBloc Hand-Sanitizer Class Action Takes Aim At 99.99% Germ-Killing Claim

Like other hand sanitizer manufacturers, WillSpeed Technology claims its GermBloc “kills 99.99% of germs.” Plaintiffs in a proposed class action filed in Massachusetts federal court allege the claim “grossly overstates” the product’s efficacy, deceiving consumers and endangering them with false confidence.

United States Legal Issues

Court’s Rejection Of Evidence Countering ‘Willful’ Deception On Talc Ends J&J’s Appeal Streak

Johnson & Johnson failed to convince a Missouri appeals court to overturn a lower court finding that plaintiffs presented clear and convincing evidence the talc in its Johnson’s Baby Powder causes ovarian cancer and that the firm knew and improperly influenced regulators to allow use of the ingredient.

Legal Issues Ingredients

J&J’s $4.69Bn Damages From Missouri Trial On Talc-Cancer Link Cut In Half, But Verdict Upheld

J&J’s appeal of largest verdict yet in complaints challenging safety of talc in its Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Shimmer products failed, but a Missouri court cut its damages by more than half. Missouri appellate panel says the firm should pay $500m compensatory and $1.62bn punitive damages.

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COVID-19 Consumer Health Market: Germ-Blocking Nasal Spray, 99.99% Effective Sanitizer, ‘Mask’ To Moisturize Hands

Sensory Cloud’s small study showed FEND nasal solution cut by 99% exhalation of bioaerosol to block COVID-19. Global BioProtect’s hand sanitizer with proprietary antibacterial technology eliminates 45 bacteria, fungi and virus. Trilogy Labs’  solution replenishes moisture in hands irritated by sanitizers.

OTC Drugs Coronavirus COVID-19

Health And Wellness Trademark Review 7 July, 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.

OTC Drugs Dietary Supplements

Health And Wellness Trademark Review 30 June, 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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Health And Wellness Trademark Review 7 July, 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.

OTC Drugs Dietary Supplements

P&G Lacks Evidence To Support Vicks Efficacy Claims In UK Ad

Procter & Gamble failed to substantiate claims that Vicks First Defence can eliminate cold symptoms completely, says UK ad regulator ASA.

Ad Complaints Regulation

Nurofen Ad Pulled In NZ For Irresponsible Message During COVID Pandemic

Reckitt Benckiser's TV ad for Nurofen in New Zealand drew numerous complaints for being "socially irresponsible" during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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P&G Lacks Evidence To Support Vicks Efficacy Claims In UK Ad

Procter & Gamble failed to substantiate claims that Vicks First Defence can eliminate cold symptoms completely, says UK ad regulator ASA.

Ad Complaints Regulation

US COVID-19 Fraud: Home-Use Fingerstick Collection Kits Promised Results Within 72 Hours

FDA warns Florida firm Modern Allergy Management and a testing lab abut an unapproved and mislabeled home-use fingerstick sample collection for COVID-19 test. The firm promised results within three days.

FDA OTC Devices

Nurofen Ad Pulled In NZ For Irresponsible Message During COVID Pandemic

Reckitt Benckiser's TV ad for Nurofen in New Zealand drew numerous complaints for being "socially irresponsible" during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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