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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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Bayer Plans 19 Consumer Product Launches To Revive Sluggish Sales

Bayer consumer readies 19-product pipeline for 2017 as it works to increase sales of brands including Coppertone and Dr. Scholl’s brands that have been sluggish since being acquired from Merck & Co.

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Nutrafol Brushes Too Broadly With Hair Re-Growth Claims – ERSP

Nutraceutical Wellness will modify claims for Nutrafol Hair Re-Growth Supplement after ERSP finds two should be narrowed to clarify that ingredients and not the product were tested and that external factors impact hair health.

United States Dietary Supplements

Ultra Botanica Needs Larger Studies For Curcumin Bioavailability Claims – NAD

Ultra Botanica’s supporting research relied on human studies with one to three participants and mice studies without direct comparisons to competing products.

United States Advertising, Marketing & Sales

Humaworm, Life Extension Warnings: Exotic Side Of Supplement Claims

FDA sends warning letters to Life Extensions Foundation Buyers Club and Humaworm for claims their products could treat or cure various diseases.

United States Dietary Supplements

NY Proposal To Age-Restrict Creatine Sales Draws CRN Criticism

CRN argues that legislation a New York state assembly member authored to ban sales of supplements to consumers younger than 18 would restrict the sale of the supplements to all consumers.

United States Dietary Supplements

GSK Aims Flonase Sensimist To Counter Generic Nasal Allergy Competition

GlaxoSmithKline Flonase Sensimist Allergy Relief could help fend off private label competition in the intranasal corticosteroid category, the firm says. Despite a 19% drop in sales of the original Flonase OTC in the fourth quarter, US consumer health care sales grew 5% to $2.2bn on a reported basis in 2016.

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