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Stada Looks To Take Slice Of Growing Probiotics Market With Launch Of Probielle In Germany

Stada Arzneimittel moves into the German probiotics market with four new products under its Probielle brand.

Wellness Dietary Supplements Launches

Horlicks Brings Unilever 'Transformative' Nutritional Deal, Market Challenges

Firm's Hindustan Unilever division will merge with s GSK Consumer Healthcare India which has had total sales around €550m so far in 2018, primarily through the Horlicks and Boost brands and with nearly 90% of the revenues in India. Also will acquire 82% stake in GSK Bangladesh and other GSK commercial operations and assets outside India, paying €3.3bn in combination of cash and shares in Hindustan Unilever.

Dietary Supplements Commercial M & A

FDA Review Of Dietary Ingredients For Pharmacy Compounding Could Open Door To Change DSHEA

FDA could look for Congress to amend DSHEA as it creates a “deep” administrative record on dietary ingredients placed on a list of substances no longer allowed for use by compounding pharmacies, says integrative medicine attorney Alan Dumoff. Pharmacy organizations are writing a citizen petition to ward off what they fear will be an excuse to step-up regulation of supplement manufacturing and marketing.

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P&G Given Green Light To Offload Haliborange Supplements

P&G's decision to offload its Haliborange children's supplement line will not lead to reduced competition in the UK market, according to the regulator.

Deals Regulation

Activia Going With Its Gut: Targeting Young Consumers In Advertising Probiotics As 'Cool'

Danone North America’s Activia video campaign “A-to-Z” targets young women to make a connection between emotions and the complexity of the gut microbiome. The campaign will include four videos, with the first promoting a “bright, fun and musical” feel on the branded site and on YouTube.

Commercial Dietary Supplements

HBW Market News: Sun Genomic $8.65M Series A, Grove Collaborative Adds Sundaily, More

Herbolea licenses cannabis extraction technology to KD Pharma; Nature Made leads again among pharmacy-recommended VMS products; Mannatech share buy-back oversubscribed; Grove Collaborative acquires Sundaily; and custom probiotics firm Sun Genomics reaches $11.75m funding.

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P&G Given Green Light To Offload Haliborange Supplements

P&G's decision to offload its Haliborange children's supplement line will not lead to reduced competition in the UK market, according to the regulator.

Deals Regulation

UK Probiotics Distribution Deal Latest Milestone In OptiBiotix Growth Journey

UK probiotics specialist Optibiotix' CEO Stephen O'Hara speaks exclusively to HBW Insight about the firm's growth ambitions, which have not been held back by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Wellness Dietary Supplements

US Plant-Sourced Food Additive Options For Vitamin D2 Expand To Mushroom Powder

FDA amends food additive regulations with Oakshire’s petition to use agaricus bisporus mushroom powder, produced using UV light treatment, as a source of vitamin D2 in foods and supplements.

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Direct Sales Industry Guidance Responds To ‘Increase In Questionable Earnings Claims’

Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council and Direct Selling Association guidance aims to curb multi-level marketers’ misleading earnings claims, a practice increasing among health and wellness direct sellers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enforcement Guidance Documents

Italy's Supplements Market Gets Big Boost From COVID After Solid 2019

Coronavirus pandemic drove up sales of vitamin C supplements and other immunity boosters in Italy in the opening three months of the year. The strong start to 2020 builds on a solid 2019 for the Italian supplements market.

Italy Dietary Supplements

GNC’s Bankruptcy Targets Sale To Harbin Pharma, With Reorganization Also An Option

Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing positions largest shareholder Harbin Pharmaceutical to acquire full ownership for $760m. But petition also gives it an option of reorganizing with $525m financing if a sale is not completed within 141 days.

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US COVID-19 Fraud: Tincture, Sanitizer Warnings, Criminal Contempt Charges And Civil Settlement

FDA’s latest COVID-19 warnings note fewer violative claims than identified in previous warnings to consumer health firms. One had a single noncompliant claim on its website, while another’s violations included identifying potential symptoms of COVID-19. Four men associated with a Florida church face counts of conspiracy to defraud the US and of contempt of court stemming from COVID-1 claims for a bleach solution.

Dietary Supplements Enforcement

Light In The Dark For Troubled GNC As It Wins Trademark Dispute

GNC has won a long running dispute over the use of its "GNC Live Well" trademark in Europe after a challenge by Lithuanian pharmacy retailer Euroapotheca was rejected by the European General Court.

Legal Issues Trademarks

Prevagen ‘Improves Memory’ Claims Will Be Qualified Under Class Action Settlement

Quincy Bioscience doesn’t admit to “any liability or wrongdoing of any kind associated with the claims alleged” in settlement to complaint in federal court in Florida, but agrees to pay plaintiffs refunds of 30% of the MSRP for its supplements, up to $70 per individual claimant.

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