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Church & Dwight: Pregnancy Test Sales Show Consumer Confidence Strong Despite Pandemic

US consumers’ economic uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t extended to OTC pregnancy tests, Church & Dwight Co. Inc. is finding as sales of its First Response brand grew in ..... see more

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COVID VMS Boom Driving Shift To Self-Care As The Netherlands Bucks 2020 Sales Trends

Overall, the coronavirus pandemic has not been kind to the European consumer healthcare industry. Stockpiling during the first COVID-19 wave last Spring, combined with enduring lockdown measures as second and ..... see more

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Would An Independent Analysis Of US FDA's Pandemic Response Find Transformative Effect?

A former US Food and Drug Administration commissioner, Andrew von Eschenbach, suggests an external group may offer the best chance for the agency to determine the best lessons learned by lessons ..... see more

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Estee Lauder Companies Sees Regional Signs Of ‘Makeup Renaissance’

The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. continues to bet heavily on skin care, sales of which increased 31% in reported terms to roughly $2.26bn in the fiscal 2021 third quarter ended ..... see more

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Germany's OTC Market Struggling To Recover To Pre-Pandemic Levels

As Germany battles a third wave of coronavirus infection, sales of OTC medicines through the country’s bricks-and-mortar and online pharmacies are lagging behind previous years, according to a recent report ..... see more

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Developer Of First US OTC COVID-19 Antigen Test Plans 'Digital Diagnostics For Multitude Of Infectious Diseases'

Earlier this year the Biden administration made a big bet on small Australian test maker Ellume Ltd. by giving it $231m to build a plant in the US to mass ..... see more

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Woodcock: COVID-19 Pandemic Is Not The Time For Structural Changes At US FDA

Acting US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Janet Woodcock cautioned against implementing disruptive changes at the agency now due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that continues to leave the agency's ..... see more

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COVID-19 Stress Drives Anxiety-Reducing Supplement Sales Up 79% In US Since 2018

The COVID-19 pandemic’s emotional toll on US consumers can be measured by US sales of stress- and anxiety-reducing herbs growing 79% in 2020 from 2018, according to Information Resources Inc.  ..... see more

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Trade Groups Push US FDA To Close Window On Loosened OTC Sanitizer Production Standards

US OTC drug and cleaning materials trade groups say enough is enough a year after regulators eased manufacturing standards for alcohol-based OTC sanitizers and after a year of problems with ..... see more

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OTC COVID-19 Tests Have Abbott Seeing Continuing Demand For At-Home Diagnostics

The coronavirus pandemic prompted Abbott Laboratories Ltd.’s development of an OTC test for the COVID-19, meeting consumer demand that it anticipates will continue and make diagnostic tests common items in ..... see more

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Same Old Supplement Claim Violations Prompt US Regulators’ Action Under New COVID-19 Authority

A Missouri chiropractor US regulators targeted in the first enforcement action under the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act made the same mistake that other businesses claiming dietary supplements prevent or treat ..... see more

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US COVID-19 Claim Warnings Continue; Hi-Tech’s Problems Extend To Undeclared Allergens

US regulatory agencies’ problems with businesses falsely promoting consumer health products as COVID-19 cures haven’t ended, and neither have their problems with dietary supplement firm Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc., which is ..... see more

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No Pandemic Hangover Expected For Health, Beauty Launches At Independent Pharmacies

Higher-than-average numbers of health, beauty and wellness product launches are expected at independent pharmacies during 2021 after a 21.1% drop in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic slowed the introduction of ..... see more

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NIH, CDC Distributing OTC COVID-19 Tests In US Study On Reducing Community Transmission

A COVID-19 test recently cleared for OTC sales in the US will do more than expand consumer access to tests for infections. The National Institutes of Health is paying for 2m ..... see more

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NIH, CDC Distributing OTC COVID-19 Tests In US Study On Reducing Community Transmission

A COVID-19 test recently cleared for OTC sales in the US will do more than expand consumer access to tests for infections. The National Institutes of Health is paying for 2m ..... see more

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Immunity Spray Touts US Consumers’ Immunity Health Focus; Category Sales Jump On Amazon

Concerns about immune system during the COVID-19 pandemic prompted 40% of 2,474 US consumers contacted in a recent survey to start using immunity-supporting vitamins or supplements as sales for the ..... see more

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US OTC Monograph Facilty Fees Increase With Pandemic-Inspired Sanitizer Makers Exempted

Businesses that began making hand sanitizers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic won’t pay US OTC drug monograph program facility fees but firms subject to the requirement will pay $6,000 ..... see more

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FTC Familiar With Direct Seller’s COVID-19 Claims Questioned By US Industry Self-Regulation Group

A California health and nutrition product direct seller’s COVID-19-related ad claims that an industry self-regulation group suggests the Federal Trade Commission scrutinize previously had appeared on the agency’s radar.The BBB ..... see more

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