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France ‘Not Receptive’ To Self-Care, But Wellness And E-Commerce Trends Are Driving Change

Regulatory barriers, government conservativism and a generous reimbursement system have all held back the development of France's self-care market. However, executive director of the French self-care industry association, Luc Besançon, thinks that the growing trends for prevention and e-commerce will change this in the future. 

France Health

Over The Counter 10 Jan 2022: Greening The Global OTC Industry With Jurate Švarcaite

In this episode, HBW Insight speaks to AESGP director general and GSCF board member Jurate Švarcaite about the GSCF's Charter for Environmentally Sustainable Self-Care, which it describes as the “first industry-wide climate action resolution issued by the consumer health sector.” Švarcaite reveals the story behind the charter and discusses what it aims to achieve, as well as some of the challenges companies face in formulating ambitious, yet concrete and achievable climate action goals.

International Health

If Successful, HRA Pharma Acquisition Will Complete Perrigo’s Pivot Towards Self-Care

If its acquisition of France's HRA Pharma completes, Perrigo will have “enough growth in our back pocket for the next three to five years without making any further acquisitions,” says the firm’s UK & Ireland chief, Neil Lister, in an exclusive interview with HBW Insight. 

International Health

Over The Counter 20 Dec 2021: Navigating The UK Green Claims Code, with PHD's Jo Stephenson

How can self-care companies operating in the UK avoid 'greenwashing' when making environmental claims for their brands? In this episode, HBW Insight speaks to PHD Marketing managing director Jo Stephenson about the new UK Green Claims Code, and how OTC firms can navigate this new guidance on making claims for 'eco-friendly' products. Stephenson also talks about the wider implications of sustainability for the industry, with advice for companies small and large on how to begin taking strategic action against climate change in 2022.

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Stada's Nature's Aid Launches Sustainable Supplements In UK, Frustrated At CBD Delays

HBW Insight catches up with Nature's Aid managing director Chris Morrey to talk about the firm's new sustainable dietary supplment range, Wild Earth, as well as the challenges posed by the UK's new regulstory regime for CBD novel foods. 

United Kingdom Wellness

Over The Counter 7 December 2021: Addressing The UK's Post-Pandemic Sleep Crisis, With Perrigo VP Neil Lister

Nearly three-quarters of UK adults suffer from sleep problems, yet the majority of them do not seek help. In this episode, HBW Insight speaks to Perrigo VP and PAGB president Neil Lister about what consumer healthcare companies can do to help sleep-deprived British consumers. We talk about Perrigo's new State of the Market Report on Sleep, and how adjacencies in the OTC sleep category offer opportunities for self-care product innovation.

United Kingdom Health

Why GSK Is Backing Community Pharmacy – Q&A With VP Tess Player

As a soon-to-be standalone global consumer healthcare company, the role of pharmacy is even more vital for GSK Consumer Healthcare, says vice president Tess Player, as the firm publishes its Standing with Pharmacists in the Age of Self-Care report. 

International Health

WHO Support A Game-Changer For Emerging Global Self-Care Movement, Resolution 'Likely'

Working alongside the consumer healthcare industry, the Self-Care Academic Research Unit (SCARU) is helping to build a global self-care movement that makes a World Health Organization resolution "very likely" in the next few years, says director Austen El-Osta.

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