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Eileen Francis

Reporter – US

Eileen Francis is a reporter for “The Tan Sheet,” where she follows news on OTC drug and nutritional product manufacturing, regulation, legislation, finance and research. She previously served as a reporter and editor of “The Rose Sheet,” IBI’s source for in-depth coverage of the cosmetics industry. Early in her career, Eileen worked in public relations and as a writer for a lobbying firm. Outside of IBI, her freelance work includes articles on business, art and travel.
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Colgate Says Hello To Subscription-Delivery Wtih Oral Care Line Acquisition

Colgate agrees to purchase Hello Products direct-to-consumer oral care brand, complementing  its Colgate brand and its Tom’s of Maine natural-positioned line. The firm will pay with a combination of cash and debt in the deal expected to close no later than the end of February.

M & A OTC Drugs

Grooming Investments Pay Off, Merck OTCs Count Organically In P&G's Latest Quarter

P&G’s grooming segment grew 4% in its latest quarter, the third consecutive of organic growth as the Gillette brand wins 18m customers in 12 months. The results suggest investments the company made to ward off subscription-based competitors are starting to pay off.

Sales & Earnings OTC Drugs

J&J International Baby, Beauty Lines Could Lead Trimming 10% Of Consumer Portfolio

J&J plans to cut 10% of its consumer health portfolio, with most divestitures in the baby and beauty care segments outside the US. It plans to focus on growing “stronghold” categories of skin health and self care, including Aveeno and Tylenol.
Cosmetics OTC Drugs

FDA’s Follow-Up Sunscreen Trial Shows More Of The Same: Absorption Of All Tested UV Filters

The FDA emphasizes that findings from its second, more extensive clinical study on the absorption potential of sunscreen active ingredients are not in themselves signals that the UV filters are unsafe. However, they portend heavy work ahead for industry if the ingredients are to remain GRASE and available for use in OTC sunscreen drug products stateside.  
 
United States FDA

Doc of Detox Black Gold Supplement Tarnished Without Support For Claims

Doc of Detox Black Gold supplement claims for Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, fatigue and heavy metal toxicity were reviewed in industry self-regulation forum. But Canadian firm International Institute of Health didn’t submit supporting evidence.

Dietary Supplements Ad Complaints

Claim That Supplement Boosts Children’s Focus Could Spur FTC Attention

Creekside Natural Therapeutics might hear from the FTC after failing to show in an industry self-regulation forum that it would correct misleading claims for its Focused Mind Jr. supplement promoted as an alternative to ADHD drugs.
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