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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.

Regulation Dietary Supplements Advisory Committees


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'Great Tailwind' To Spin Out Nutritional Product Subsidiaries For Hidden Value

Businesses such as Post's "Active Nutrition" division not only help drive overall sales, they also represent opportunities to create new value. "You can see a rationale for a larger company trying to unlock value," says L.E.K analyst Alex Evans.

Dietary Supplements Commercial

Post Expects Stronger Nutrition Business Value To Emerge On Its Own, Plans IPO

Planned IPO of 25% of shares in nutrition business targets unlocking value currently held down by Post's other units. Its competitors in cereal space as well as firms across broader food industry also may determine their acquired nutritional businesses could be higher valued operating separately.

Dietary Supplements M & A

HBW Market News: VSI Focuses On First Offer, Nestle Invests In Consumer Health, Eosera Adds Products, Space, Staff

Vitamin Shoppe discloses preliminary plan for shareholder vote on $208m takeover offer; Nestle Health Science invests in SpoonfulOne early childhood food allergy prevention brand; and ear care product firm Eosera moves to facility twice as large and adds two products, four staff members.

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Latest From Wellness & Business Strategies

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

Health And Wellness Launches: Vicks Children's, GNC4U, Stance Pre-workout, Lumiday For Women, More

Stance launches Merk pre-workout supplement; Brio offers hemp oils with assurance; vegan omegas from Emerald Health; Anlit has long-life probiotic bites; Nutrawise launches liquid collagen; Natural Recovery Greens powdered CBD drinks; aloe vera immunity drink from LR; Vicks rolls out three-product lineup for children free of artificial dyes and flavors; GNC launches customized subscription vitamin program; and Lumiday supplements by women for women.

Dietary Supplements OTC Drugs

Herbal Doctor Remedies Continues Sales Despite Agreement To Halt Production

Business continues selling unapproved and misbranded drugs due to claims for products intended to be used as Chinese herbal medicines including treatment of autism, Alzheimer’s disease, herpes and cancer, says FDA says warning.

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Sales & Earnings

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Latest From Wellness & Sales & Earnings

Wellness Business Roundup: NutraNext Buoys Clorox Results, New Age Delays CBD Drink, More

FitLife direct-to-consumer, online sales fuel quarter; AXIM Wellness launching CBD gum; Canadian firm acquiring PA cannabis cultivator; Clorox' lifestyle division flat in latest quarter despite strong sales of NutraNext supplements; and New Age delays rolling beverage line on confusing FDA regulation messaging.

Dietary Supplements Sales & Earnings

Infant Formula Woes Turn Perrigo's Q2 Sour Despite Solid Americas’ OTC Sales

Perrigo reports 4% Q2 sales growth for OTC drugs in the Americas region was offset by nearly 15% drop in infant formula sale. Total consumer sales in the Americas slipped 2.5% to $582m, but CEO Murray Kessler says brighter days are ahead on benefits from Ranir oral care acquisition.

Sales & Earnings OTC Drugs

Vitamin Shoppe's Buyer Took Tumultuous Path Toward Recent Turn To Investing

Liberty Tax, which owns tax-return preparation business Liberty Tax Services and branched into capital investing in July, agrees to pay $6.50 per Vitamin Shoppe share, a 43% premium on its closing price a day earlier. Vitamin Shoppe's earnings struggles continued in Q2 as total sales fell 7.6% to $270.9m and it reported a $3.6m net loss after generating $5.3m net income a year ago.

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Supplement Firm Pays $500,000 Redress After Targeting Elderly With Disease Claims

NatureCity will pay $500,000 for consumer redress and contact customers defrauded by claims aloe vera supplements treat high cholesterol, chronic pain and diabetes. Firm promoted AloeCran and TrueAloe supplements with significant promotions and far-reaching direct mailers for nearly 20 years.
Dietary Supplements Enforcement

Largest Meta-Analysis Suggests Higher Omega-3 Doses For Heart Health

Omega-3 supplementation results in 8% reduction in heart attack and coronary heart disease risk over a five-year period versus placebo, finds a meta-analysis in JAMA. Encompassing 120,000 patients, research updates recent meta-analyses with addition of three studies in past year, two casting doubt on heart health benefits of omega-3s.

Dietary Supplements Clinical Trials

Link 'Free Of' Claims To Industry Guidelines In Absence Of Regulations

 “Free of” claims not covered by federal regulations should be linked to widely accepted industry standards, says regulatory expert Andrew Shao. Without those, firms should develop their own definitions, standards or methods and keep records demonstrating internal varication of claims.

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