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Takeda Offloads Emerging Market OTCs to Acino

Takeda is shedding some unwanted OTC assets in a number of emerging markets as part of its efforts to pay down debt and focus its portfolio following its acquisition of Shire. 
Deals Emerging Markets Business Strategies

Tylenol Relieves Pain For J&J Consumer As Baby Care Relaunch Loses Steam

Tylenol brand boosts J&J US OTC sales 8.4% to $477m, helping balance a 24.1% decline in baby care sales due to restocking reformulated Johnson’s Baby line in 2018, mostly in the US. Firm reports consumer health sales in the US were up 1.7% to $1.39bn.
OTC Drugs Sales & Earnings Commercial

French OTC Industry Warns Over-Regulation Is Threatening Its Future

Plans to move ibuprofen, aspirin and paracetamol OTCs behind the counter in French pharmacies will harm the country's self-medication industry, which is already lagging behind its European neighbors, warns local association Afipa.
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Deals

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GSK Takes Back Control of Korean OTCs To Combine With Pfizer Megabrands

GSK is set to regain the rights to a portfolio of OTC brands in South Korea which it will combine with Pfizer megabrands such as Advil and Centrum to create a sizable consumer health footprint in the country.
South Korea Health

Perrigo Prioritizes Innovating First After Following OTC Brands To Market

Perrigo’s "national brand better" approach includes adding "better" value to generic equivalents that branded aren't offering, says President and CEO Murray Kessler. Prevacid 24 HR acquisition puts Perrigo at top of 15-mg lansoprazole PPI brand sales as well as in the generics market.

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Perrigo Feeds OTC Brand Play With Prevacid As GSK Thins Consumer Lineup

Already providing generic equivalents, Perrigo buys national brand from GSK as it acts on commitment to move into brand product sales. Plans to expand OTC Prevacid line, likely with an orally disintegrating tablet, and to grow entire US OTC gastrointestinal category.

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Strategy

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Health And Wellness Products Trademark Review 15 October, 2019

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

OTC Zantac Recall: Sanofi Heeds To Potential Ranitidine Contaminant

Firm opts for recall "as a precautionary measure due to inconsistencies in preliminary test results of the active ingredient used in the US and Canadian products." Other firms marketing ranitidine in US have started recalls due to concerns about NDMA since potential problem became known in September.

OTC Drugs Recalls

ZitSticka Investor BFG Touts Startup’s Grownup Following, ‘And They Have Done It With One Product’

Australia-born ZitSticka, marketer of the Killa patch with microdart technology to address “early-stage” zits, will use $5m in Series A financing to support upcoming product launch activity, it says.
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Colgate Changes Innovation Strategy To Tap Cultural Trends, Cut Development Time

Colgate changing to be more “agile” and predictive of local trends while also cutting product development time significantly, says CEO Noel Wallace. Approach has worked well in natural toothpaste business, where firm is gaining market share with toothpastes appealing to local preferences.

OTC Drugs Commercial

Stada ‘Continuously Evaluating’ OTC Deals As Sales Grow Double Digits

Stada tells HBW Insight it remains on the lookout for deals despite only last month closing the acquisition of a basket of OTC brands from GSK. The German firm revealed its plans as it reported a double-digit rise in both sales and earnings at its Branded Products business for the opening six months of 2019.
Business Strategies Sales & Earnings

Consumer Health Results Roundup: Genomma, Ipsen And Taisho

Mexico's Genomma enjoys good growth in the second quarter, while Japan's Taisho records a steady start to its new financial year. Meanwhile, France's Ipsen endures a difficult period as its biggest OTC brand falters.
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J&J Starts First Baby Powder Recall Linked To Asbestos Finding

Recall announcement doesn't mention litigation J&JU faces in multiple states alleging use of Johnson's Baby Powder causes cancer due from talc in formulation. But firm's sensitivity to consumer complaints or adverse event reports linked to brand is clear with talc-related litigation as backdrop.

OTC Drugs Cosmetic Ingredients

Innovating Outside OTC Monograph Lines: Trending Acne Patches, Hand And Foot Antiperspirants

Industry and the FDA agree that the OTC drug monograph system is direly in need of reform, but innovating with noncompliant dosage forms and indications, without approved new drug applications, is a risk companies need to weigh seriously, says Arnall Golden Gregory partner Alan Minsk. The FDA offers perspective on its OTC monographs for acne and antiperspirant products.

United States Regulation

Novartis Wins Landmark Case Against German Government Over Desloratadine Switch

Generics giant Novartis through its Hexal subsidiary has won an important case against the German Ministry of Health over a delayed prescription-to-OTC switch of desloratadine, which shows European Union Member States have got the authority to switch at a national level centrally authorized drugs. 
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