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Eileen Francis

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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CHPA Eyes Spanning Self-Care Space With Bridge To Device Sector

Many CHPA members also market medical devices "and the consumer side of medical devices is something they feel is underrepresented by other trade associations,” says trade group head Scott Melville. OTC drugs already have “a lot in common” with consumer medical devices, including that paying for neither typically is included in health insurance plans.

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Gottlieb An Anchor For OTC Drug Industry On Stormy Congressional Seas

Commissioner Gottlieb has been a “very strong champion” of FDA and his interest in improving the OTC monograph and switch processes provides hope to the industry during a tumultuous legislative era, say CHPA executives at their annual meeting in Florida. They expect monograph reform will happen this year but doubt much else will happen before mid-term elections in November.

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For Successful OTC Switch Proposals, A Good Offense Defends Against Doubters

OTC switch sponsors should identify adversaries early in the application switch process so they can counter arguments that could derail their switch, s consultant advises. Some switches fail because firms target regulatory approval and do little on marketplace performance.

Consumer Prescription To Otc Switch

Perrigo ANDA Approval Brings New Options To Generic Mucinex DM Maximum Strength Portfolio

Perrigo's first OTC drug approved in 2018 is extended-relief guaifenesin 1,200 mg and dextromethorphan 60 mg tablets, planned for launch under its own store brand, Goodsense, as well as distribution for retailer and private label brands. It already distributes the product for store and private label brands through an agreement with Teva.

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OTC Switches Face Tougher FDA Evaluations, Less Predictable Process

OTC switch sponsors bear more responsibility than in previous years to convince FDA a product would be safely used and has a strong risk/benefit profile, say Pinney Associates consultants. FDA currently is more conservative on risk/benefit decisions and the advisory committee process isn't productive, they say.

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Australia Invests In Medical Cannabis Greenhouse: Health And Wellness Industry News

MYM subsidiary receives AUD$2.5m investment from Australia to build largest medical cannabis greenhouse in the southern hemisphere; dermatology firm Kamedis introduces products for acne, eczema and dandruff; Life Extension rolls out probiotic formulas under its Florassist line; and more health and wellness news in brief.

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