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Procter & Gamble's connected Clearblue tracks a user’s personal hormone profile and sends data to a smartphone, typically alerting them about the four, or more, best days to get pregnant. It provides a window into fertility two days longer than other ovulation testing brands, the firm says.
FTC and supplement marketer NextGen Nutritionals reach a $1.3m settlement over claims the firm made for products including hoodia. The order stipulates the firm discontinue making “gut-check” claims and using false testimonials and certification seals.
Procter & Gamble says retailer pressure for the firm to lower product pricing to compete with e-commerce and private label is a “real but manageable” problem, while an industry consultant says four megatrends are dictating product prices and changing the way consumers think about consumer health products.
P&G's connected Clearblue tracks a user’s personal hormone profile and sends data to a smartphone, typically alerting on the four or more best days to get pregnant, providing a window into fertility two days longer than other ovulation testing brands, the firm says.
Six workout and weight loss brands contained DMAA and three other stimulants, according to a study in the Journal Clinical Toxicology. Researchers concluded consumers must be informed of risk so they know to check labels for three substances that indicate the presence of the stimulants.
Perrigo's third-quarter launch of private label Nexium24HR was primary contributor of $13m in new product sales in North America.