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The Tan Sheet
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     ISSN (Print) 1530-1206
     Published by Informa plc Homepage  [13 journals]
  • Mucinex Ads Cast Consumers As Heroes Fighting
           ‘Mr. Mucus’
    • Abstract: RB revamps advertising for Mucinex for the first time in 10 years to encourage consumers to kick butt during the cold and flu season. The new campaign still includes the green ne'er-do-well “Mr.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:05:00 -040
  • DSHEA Sheds Little Light On Distinguishing Old From New Ingredients
    • Abstract: Former Senate staffer Patricia Knight, who helped write DSHEA, says her “one regret” about the act passed in 1994 is “something we left out, how to prove, how to lock in what was on the market.” There is just no way for the FDA to figure out what was on the market then,” she says.
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:05:02 -040
  • Industry News Roundup
    • Abstract: Nexium 24HR Sample Pack Approved; Boots Protection Claims Imply Prevention; Support of Philosophy serum is “inherently arbitrary,” NAD said; Nestle Formula Comparative Claims Apply Across Entire Category; Happy consumers OK for U.K. e-cig ads; Manzo Scouts Probiotic Path At FDA and Ingredion acquires Penford.
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -040
  • J&J Consumer Sales Slip Even As Recalled Brands, Seasonal Products
           Reach Stores
    • Abstract: J&J reports worldwide consumer sales fell 0.6% to $3.6 billion despite retailers buying more upper respiratory and analgesic products to prepare for the cough and cold season. But in key OTC categories the firm is regaining marketing share it lost when its iconic brands were temporarily not available.
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:05:01 -040
  • Environmental Group Alleges Walgreens’ Skin Peel Contains Carcinogen
    • Abstract: The Center for Environmental Health claims Walgreen’s and four other firms market trichloroacetic acid-containing products, violating California’s Prop 65. Perfect Image, MedPeel and Peel Rx skin peel products expose consumers to “more than the lifetime cancer limit for TCA with each use,” CEH says.
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:19 -040
  • Lonely At The Top' Not In OTC Sector As Bayer, GSK/Novartis Challenge
    • Abstract: Bayer closes its acquisition of Merck & Co.’s consumer business, aiming to become the top OTC player and saying other consumer product acquisitions could follow. Glaxo and Novartis look to close their agreement to combine their OTC businesses in the first half of 2015.
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:30:00 -040
  • Executive Decisions Roundup
    • Abstract: Former FTC Member Harbour Joins Herbalife; Novartis OTC Chief McNamara Moving To GSK; New Chairman At NARB
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:04 -040
  • FDA Recalls Oct. 1 And 8, 2014
    • Abstract: Recalls reported by FDA for OTC drugs, nutritionals and personal care products.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:01:19 -040
  • Weekly Trademark Review Oct. 7, 2014
    • Abstract: OTC drug, personal care product and nutriotional supplement trademark filings compiled by “The Tan Sheet” from Official Gazette of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Class 3 – Cosmetics and Cleaning Preps; and Class 5 – Pharmaceuticals.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:01:09 -040
  • Industry News Roundup
    • Abstract: NutraClick makes claims probiotic reduces bloating; Nature’s Products adds Nutri-Health brands; DSM invests in ZeaVision; circular inappropriate for e-cigarettes; “robust” evidence need for ME claims; and concussion, drug claims trigger warning letter.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:56 -040
  • Import Alert: FDA Working Toward Consistency, Better Decision Making
    • Abstract: FDA’s broad reorganization might not create for the import staff the same super-specialization coming to other parts of the agency, but a process overhaul appears on its way regardless.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:43 -040
  • FTC Sets “New Normal” For Study Data Reviews, Prioritizes
           Health Product Claims Enforcement
    • Abstract: At the National Advertising Division Annual Conference, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said health claims and inadequate disclosures top the agency’s priorities following settlements with advertisers in 2013 and the recent Operation Full Disclosure initiative.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:35 -040
  • Shaklee Offers Brain Health Research Grants, Launches
    • Abstract: Nutritional product maker Shaklee Corp. seeks to expand in the cognitive health category – one of the fastest growing segments for supplement sales – with the launch of its supplement MindWorks and a research grant program to explore the role of nutrition in brain health.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:01 -040
  • New Shaker Twist In Delivery Technology Aims To Shake
           Up Consumer Health Market
    • Abstract: Amerigo Labs is making the New Shaker delivery device available in the U.S. as a potentially market-changing technology for firms including drug, dietary supplement, energy drink, food and personal care product manufacturers. Amerigo launched nutritional products subsidiary Amazing 1-Shot to introduce New Shaker to consumers.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:05:00 -040
  • Consumer Health Care New Products Roundup
    • Abstract: Nautilus introduces shakes; Ocean Spray PACt water available; HORN distributes heart health, weight management ingredients; AppleActiv line extension launches; and powdered chicken protein launched.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:06 -040
  • Recall DMAA Analog While FDA Evaluates Safety – CRN, Researchers
    • Abstract: An analog of the prohibited ingredient DMAA is found in products marketed as dietary supplements and poses a safety threat to consumers, according to research. The researchers say finding the ingredient in products available in the U.S. underscores the limits of FDA’s supplement regulations.
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:05:00 -040
  • Firm Warned On Spiked Supplements After Closing Door To FDA Official
    • Abstract: FDA reminds Nova Products of its obligation to allow access to agency inspectors in a warning letter that also notes the firm’s products are unapproved new drugs due to the presence of sildenafil and tadalafil and are misbranded because labeling fails to bear adequate directions for the ingredients’ intended use.
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -040
  • Draft Guidance Drills Down With Details To Cut Pediatric Acetaminophen
           Overdose Risk
    • Abstract: FDA suggests new and repeats previous recommendations to reduce the risk of pediatric overdose with acetaminophen products due either to unsupervised ingestion or therapeutic errors. The guidance includes greater detail on delivery devices and labeling information for pediatric acetaminophen OTCs.
      PubDate: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:05:00 -040
  • Scrutiny Of Direct Selling Businesses Prompts Avon To Leave Trade Group
    • Abstract: Avon says its own policies provide better protections to sales representatives than U.S. DSA’s code of ethics.
      PubDate: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -040
  • “Wrong Type Of Expert” Advised FTC On
           Phillip’s Colon Health Claims – CRN
    • Abstract: FTC’s request that Bayer support claims for Phillip’s Colon Health probiotic supplement with RCTs would set a precedent that would invalidate most structure/function claims, CRN argues, saying FTC’s interpretation of competent and reliable evidence for structure/function claims disregards a wealth of scientific data.
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:05:00 -040
  • Consumer Health Care Products News Roundup
    • Abstract: Shaklee Offers Brain Health Research Grants; and Nature’s Products Adds Nutri-Health Supplements Brands.
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:03 -040
  • FTC: All Advertisers Should Heed Lessons From “Operation Full
    • Abstract: On the heels of FTC’s “Operation Full Disclosure,” which resulted in 60 warning letters, commission officials advise all advertisers to pay close attention to their disclosures and ensure they are clear and conspicuous. The initiative included review of 1,000 national television and print ads, and the agency says it will continue to monitor the advertising landscape for inadequate disclosure use.
      PubDate: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:44 -040
  • Executive Decisions Roundup
    • Abstract: Finney returns to NPA; Herbalife expands advisory board; and Perrigo hires factory OTC business manager.
      PubDate: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:38 -040
  • Weekly Trademark Review Sept. 30, 2014
    • Abstract: OTC drug, personal care product and nutriotional supplement trademark filings compiled by “The Tan Sheet” from Official Gazette of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Class 3 – Cosmetics and Cleaning Preps; and Class 5 – Pharmaceuticals.
      PubDate: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:20 -040
  • California Eyes Prop 65 Listing For Personal Care Product Contaminant
    • Abstract: California is soliciting comment on a range of regulatory issues under its Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, or Prop 65. In addition, 11 N-nitrosomethyl-n-alkylamines – found in some shampoos and conditioners – could be added the list list of chemicals known by the state to cause cancer.
      PubDate: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:13 -040
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