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Viatris Puts OTC Business Up For Sale

Viatris has decided to exit the consumer health market and has put up for sale an OTC business which is thought to generate around $1.0bn in annual sales.

Business Strategies Health

Haleon Establishing Own Distribution In India To Unleash Growth

Haleon is taking back full control of its interests in India by terminating a distribution deal for its OTC and oral care brands signed with Hindustan Unilever in 2020.

Business Strategies India

Alfasigma Signals Consumer Health Ambitions With Sofar Acquisition

By acquiring fellow Italian manufacturer Sofar, Alfasigma expands its consumer health footprint and adds products and expertise in its priority gastrointestinal category.

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US Proposed ACNU Rule Rings Bell About Rx Drugs Marketed After NDAs Eliminated With OTC Switches

Proposal for simultaneous Rx and OTC sales of same drug at same dose and indication has CHPA hoping FDA acknowledges Pataday and Voltaren Arthritis Relief are competing with Rx equivalents even though elimination of prescription NDAs was part of approvals for the two switches.

FDA Prescription To OTC Switch

Teva Appoints Former Sandoz CEO Francis To Replace Schultz

Teva will soon have a new president and CEO with former Sandoz chief Richard Francis announced as Kåre Schultz’s replacement from the start of 2023.

Executive Changes Leadership

OTC Marketing Awards 2022: What The Judges Said About The Leading Entries

The trophies have been handed out at the OTC Marketing Awards 2022 - but what did the expert judges have to say about the winning and highly-commended entries?

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Germany's PharmaSGP Raises Sales Guidance In 'Record Year'

European Consumer health player PharmaSGP is well on the way to achieving new record revenues in 2022, and is working to maintain this upward trajectory over the medium and long term. 

Europe Health

Taisho Boosted By Overseas Sales With Japanese Business Flat

Taisho's Self-Medication business posted a solid gain in the six months ended 30 September as a recovery in its Overseas operation boosted a flat performance in Japan.

Japan Europe

Haleon Raises Sales Guidance But Warns Of Tougher Q4

While Haleon expects 2022 sales to grow by around 8%, the UK-based consumer health giant faces a more difficult end to the year as it begins to cycle over significant price increases rolled out towards the end of 2021.

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Coppertone Sunscreen 'Pure & Simple'? Class Action Plaintiff Begs To Differ

Plaintiff Mark Ballotti alleges that 17 of 24 ingredients in Coppertone Pure & Simple SPF 50 Mineral Lotion are neither pure nor simple, “because they are made by mixing with other substances and materials and significantly modified,” in his complaint filed in Illinois’ Northern District.

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Unilever Recalls More Personal-Care Products That May Contain Benzene

The firm has instructed retailers to remove, and consumers not to use, selected lots of dry shampoo aerosol products from Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI and TRESemme. The voluntary action follows Unilever’s recall of Suave aerosol antiperspirants in March, also due to potential benzene contamination.

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Bankruptcy Court Stakes Authority In J&J Litigation As States Push For Talc Damages Claims

Complaints by Mississippi and New Mexico allege J&J failed to protect consumers from asbestos-containing talc temporarily stayed by bankruptcy judge in New Jersey. House Appropriations chair DeLauro asks for information from DoJ investigation.

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