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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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'Slow-Growth' Global Trend Shakes Up P&G Product Strategy Start To Finish

P&G’s health care segment advanced 4% in the third quarter to $1.84bn, but sales declined for its other business units, a trend the firm sees worldwide across consumer industries. CFO Jon Moeller unveils the firm’s “irresistible superiority” product development strategy to counter slower global consumer spending.

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CVS Standards: Another Step In Supplement Industry Transparency Evolution

CVS Pharmacy is developing standards, including third-party tests, for vitamins and supplements sold in its stores. Targeted for implementation by 2019, the standards are part of a health care-focused effort in which the firm will expand its lineup of vitamins and supplements.

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UK Homeopathic Energy 'Balance' Claims Tilt Consumers Toward Trouble

UK regulator tells Natural Healing Solutions to discontinue online claims its products are “programmed” with resonance patterns to read energy levels and prevent disease. In a ruling published April 19, the agency noted the company acknowledged receipt of the complaint, but did not respond.

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Navigating Amazon: Sales On E-Commerce Giant Critical For Consumer Health Firms

As Amazon emerges as the leading search engine for information about consumer packaged goods products, consumer health and personal care product firms should establish a presence, even if they expect not to sell much, says BeeKeeper consultancy's Lynn Graham.

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Tylenol Delivers J&J Relief As Global 'Consumer Staples' Sales Slump

J&J says Tylenol outpaced other analgesics in the first quarter as its OTC franchise grew 1.4% on a reported basis to $1.01 bn. CFO Dominic Caruso said new consumer products will add 2 points of incremental growth to the segment in 2017.

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Standard Homeopathic recalls Hyland's teething products; ACT enters children's toothpaste market; Sensodyne toothpaste recalled.

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