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The Tan Sheet
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     ISSN (Print) 1530-1206
     Published by Informa plc Homepage  [13 journals]
  • Ensuring GSK Consumer Products Take Leading Position Touted In Management
    • Abstract: GlaxoSmithKline restructures its management to ensure adequate focus on its three core areas, pharmaceutical, vaccine and consumer. Consumer product sales fell 3% to $1.72 billion in the third quarter due to continuing supply interruptions and generally weaker markets.
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:05:01 -040
  • NPA Sees Broad Impact While DoJ Argues Narrow Path On FTC’s Bayer
    • Abstract: “We’re worried about this sort of thinking across a broad swath of claims,” NPA chief Daniel Fabricant says of FTC’s request that Bayer support Phillips’ Colon Health claims with clinical trials. DoJ counters it “is not trying to change the way an entire industry works.”
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:06 -040
  • Drug-Tainted Supplements Linger On Market After Recalls – Study
    • Abstract: Researchers and industry leaders agree increased enforcement is needed against drug-tainted supplements remaining available after recalls, but not on whether regulatory changes are needed to tackle the problem. A JAMA study found 6.5% of the recalled products lingered on store shelves for at least six months.
      PubDate: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:05:04 -040
  • RB Consumer Provides Bright Spot In Dim Quarter Despite Slower Sales
    • Abstract: RB missed analysts third-quarter expectations by 1%, reporting a 2% sales increase to $3.82 billion. Consumer health product sales led the way with a 6% increase to $1.21 billion, dragged down slightly by slower than expected uptake of Mucinex and MegaRed products.
      PubDate: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:03 -040
  • Weight Loss Claims Land Firms On FTC Radar In First ‘Negative
           Option’ Case
    • Abstract: FTC says Health Formulas LLC of Las Vegas, and its associated firms in Nevada and California, make unsubstantiated claims for green coffee bean extract and other supplement products. A judge issued a temporary injunction against the firms from using “free” trial offers and deceptive health claims.
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:05:00 -040
  • Consumer Health Care Industry News Roundup
    • Abstract: Bodyarmor Stands By ‘Upgrade’ Claim; and More TiO2 Settlements Under Prop 65.
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:05 -040
  • Deception Alleged In P&G, Unilever Personal Care Product Packaging
    • Abstract: The firms have no lawful justification for the nonfunctional slack fill in their antiperspirant and deodorant packaging, which misleads consumers into paying premium prices, according to proposed class-action complaints filed in September in New York district courts.
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:16 -040
  • CSPI Litigation Again Targets Bayer One A Day Claims
    • Abstract: The proposed class-action complaint CSPI filed federal court marks the consumer advocacy group’s third allegation against claims for One A Day products. The complaint seeks an injunction against some claims and refunds to consumers who “purchased the products expecting the promised benefits,” CSPI says.
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:04 -040
  • NAD Advises Disclosures For Native Advertising Ahead Of FTC Guidance
    • Abstract: Ads designed to blend in with the platform where it appears can mislead consumers that the material is news content. Firms employing native advertising or sponsored content marketing should disclose their affiliation with external websites or links until FTC releases guidance, attorneys and NAD staffers say.
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:25 -040
  • Nutraceutical Sales Growth Rides On Heart, Children’s, Aging
    • Abstract: Products focused on hearth health, children’s development and aging will drive nutraceutical market growth at 7% compounded annual rate to $211 billion by 2018, Frost & Sullivan analysts say. Firms need to educate consumers about nutrition’s role in health and lower prices to expand the customer base.
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:20 -040
  • 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
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