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P&G's Personal Health Sector Has Merck Consumer Chief As International Head

P&G names Merck KGAA consumer chief Uta Kemmerich-Keil to lead international division of personal health business as it closes on $4.2bn acquisition of German firm's consumer business. Deal closes a month after P&G announced biggest changes to organizational structure in 20 years, including combining personal care and health care into personal health and forming six global units, each headed by a CEO.

International Germany Commercial

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

Deals

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Products Provider Nutrisystem Moves To Fitness Services Firm Tivity For $1.4Bn

Nutrisystem's sale to Tivity Health comes after a year of expanding its nutritional products and related services with daily vitamin packs, nutritional bars and shakes and genetic-based analysis for a personal action plan focused on eating behaviors, nutrition and metabolism. Tivity's move into providing products, though, didn’t go over well with investors.

Wellness Advertising, Marketing & Sales

Coppertone, Dr. Scholl’s On The Block As Bayer Narrows Consumer Health Focus

Bayer will sell Coppertone sunscreen and Dr. Scholl’s foot care brands to focus on growing its core consumer health brands. Although the plan represents ‘failure” in turning around sales for both brands, it is a ‘sensible’ move, say analysts.

Health Wellness

Coppertone, Dr. Scholl’s On The Block As Bayer Narrows Consumer Health Focus

Bayer will sell Coppertone sunscreen and Dr. Scholl’s foot care brands to focus on growing its core consumer health brands. Although the plan represents ‘failure” in turning around sales for both brands, it is a ‘sensible’ move, say analysts.

Commercial M & A
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Strategy

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TummyZen Firm Appeals After Heartburn Claims Don't Settle Well In NAD Review

Eli Consumer Healthcare is latest supplement marketer National Advertising Division has advised that tests of separate ingredients do not support claims for a whole product. Following NADs review of TummyZen claims on challenge by Tums firm GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Consumer appeals NAD's recommendations to discontinue claims that its supplement “stops acid production,” is “acid inhibiting,” “halts the secretion of chloride ions in your parietal cells to regulate the release of acid into your stomach,” “supports stomach lining” and is “long lasting."

Wellness Health

Products Provider Nutrisystem Moves To Fitness Services Firm Tivity For $1.4Bn

Nutrisystem's sale to Tivity Health comes after a year of expanding its nutritional products and related services with daily vitamin packs, nutritional bars and shakes and genetic-based analysis for a personal action plan focused on eating behaviors, nutrition and metabolism. Tivity's move into providing products, though, didn’t go over well with investors.

Wellness Advertising, Marketing & Sales

Health, Beauty And Wellness Launches: Vitamin Packs Physician Portal, MTN DEW Game Fuel, CBD Gum, Gummies

PepsiCo Game Fuel for gamers; CBDx ready for 'explosive' demand with gummies; Kali's Hemp4Mula starts with gum; and Vitamin Packs has nutrition portal for physicians.

Wellness Dietary Supplements
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Sales & Earnings

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Bayer Consumer Health Yet To Turn Corner Due To Supply, Innovation Detours

Company needs to get beyond a supply problem for products including iconic Bayer Aspirin brand and heat up Coppertone sun care and sunscreen product sales with line extensions to help drive the consumer health business to heights envisioned as part of an expansion a few years ago.

Commercial Business Strategies

Glaxo, Sanofi Look Far Afield For Consumer Health Growth

Big pharmas' recent third-quarter results and commentaries point to sales drivers for consumer health divisions coming from markets outside their established primary markets of US and Europe. Consumer unit lines include oral care and topicals as well as nutritional products.

Sales & Earnings Business Strategies
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Litigation

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Latest From Wellness & Legal Issues

FDA Closes Another Business Smuggling Drugs From China As Dietary Ingredients

Importer Pure Assay Ingredients, owners Lynn Chau and Bao Luu charged in seven-count indictment with conspiring to deceive US Customs with stimulants labeled as melatonin, sucralose or other dietary ingredients. Also charged are two Chinese citizens who worked for Pure Assay in Chengdu, China, to bring the illegal substances to the US.


United States Dietary Supplements

'Free Trial' Plus False Claims Equals More FTC Enforcement In Supplement Market

FTC on consecutive days announced court order closing a California business allegedly charging consumers for products and enrolling them in negative-option continuity plans without their consent after they responded to bogus free trial online offers, and started mailing 16,596 checks totaling more than $750,000 to consumers who bought deceptively marketed supplements from a Maine firm that also lured customers with a free trial pitch.

Wellness Dietary Supplements

Mosquito Repellent Promotion Tumbles On Undisclosed Paid Social Media Plugs By US Olympic Gymnasts

FTC proposes settlements with marketing and public relations firm Creaxion and Inside Publications over regulatory violations in advertising for Fit Organic Mosquito Repellent including failing to disclose US Olympic gymnasts as paid social medial endorsers and misrepresenting that paid commercial ads are opinions from an independent or objective publishers or sources.

Commercial Regulation
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