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With Timetable In Hand And Icahn On Board, Bausch Health Looks To ‘Expedite Spin-Off’

Executives say Bausch + Lomb spin-out preparations will be completed by the end of Q3. When asked, they elaborated on Carl Icahn’s acquisition of 27.8m shares, for a 7.8% stake, and expansion of the firm’s board by two seats for Icahn’s representatives.

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RB Shows Scholl The Door, While Welcoming In Biofreeze

Reckitt is refocusing its consumer health portfolio by offloading the troubled Scholl brand and acquiring fast-growing US topical analgesic Biofreeze.

Deals North America

Bausch Shines Planned Spin-Out, Launches First US Preservative-Free OTC Antihistamine Eye Drops

Bausch + Lomb’s Alaway Preservative-Free antihistamine eye drops launch in US, The Bausch Health Companies division planned as spin-out also recently gained South Korean approval for its Lumify OTC redness reliever drops and has submissions under review in other countries.

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RB Doubles R&D Spend In Search Of 'Game Changing’ OTC Innovation

With Reckitt's OTC sales falling 3% in 2020, the firm has committed to doubling its R&D spend in search of breakthrough product innovations.

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With Timetable In Hand And Icahn On Board, Bausch Health Looks To ‘Expedite Spin-Off’

Executives say Bausch + Lomb spin-out preparations will be completed by the end of Q3. When asked, they elaborated on Carl Icahn’s acquisition of 27.8m shares, for a 7.8% stake, and expansion of the firm’s board by two seats for Icahn’s representatives.

Sales & Earnings M & A

RB Shows Scholl The Door, While Welcoming In Biofreeze

Reckitt is refocusing its consumer health portfolio by offloading the troubled Scholl brand and acquiring fast-growing US topical analgesic Biofreeze.

Deals North America
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With Timetable In Hand And Icahn On Board, Bausch Health Looks To ‘Expedite Spin-Off’

Executives say Bausch + Lomb spin-out preparations will be completed by the end of Q3. When asked, they elaborated on Carl Icahn’s acquisition of 27.8m shares, for a 7.8% stake, and expansion of the firm’s board by two seats for Icahn’s representatives.

Sales & Earnings M & A

Italy’s OTC Market Records Worst Performance In 15 Years

Italy's non-prescription drug market was hit hard by the effects of COVID-19 in 2020, with volume sales down almost 9% on the previous year.

Italy OTC Drugs

French OTC Sales Tumble In 2020

Our infographic explores a difficult 2020 for France's self-care market, as OTC drug sales slumped 9.4%. It wasn't all doom and gloom for the sector though as sales of both OTC devices and supplements were boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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US Consumer Health 2020 News: ’60 Minutes’ Probiotic Dip Tops Switches, Monograph, Pandemic

Supplement industry’s bullseye on “60 Minutes” after its June segment critical of probiotic health benefits generated the most reads for a US consumer health and overall for HBW Insight articles in 2020. Articles about COVID-19 enforcement actions weren’t as widely read as coverage of FDA’s reorganization in its OTC drug offices and its approvals of additional ingredients to be available OTC.

Outlook 2020 OTC Drugs

US Businessman Ignores Federal, State Regulators’ Warnings, Faces Criminal COVID-19 Fraud Charges

Federal prosecutors’ latest criminal case alleging fraudulent advertising and sales of vitamins and other nutrients available nonprescription in the US as remedies for infections from the novel coronavirus is against Johnny Stine, owner and operator of North Coast Biologics in Seattle.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Dietary Supplements

FTC Shift Under Biden Administration Begins With Chairman Simons, Senior Staff Resigning

While expected following start of Biden administration, Simon’s resignation is “somewhat of a surprise” considering it will change the balance of power to the Democrats ahead of when his term would have been ended, says advertising law attorney Ivan Wasserman.

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