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Malcolm Spicer

Senior Editor, Consumer Health

Washington, DC
Malcolm Spicer is lead analyst for Pharma intelligence | informa's coverage of the consumer health care products industries. He provides comprehensive and insightful reporting on manufacturing, marketing, regulation, legislation, financial and research news about the nonprescription drug and nutritional product industries. He has worked in this post for 10 years and previously reported for other publications on regulation of the health care industry, on the telecommunications and internet technologies and on the US energy market.
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Direct OTC Purchases With Pre-Tax Accounts Swing On ACA Change, Not Repeal

Sens. Pat Roberts, R-KS, and Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, and Reps. Lynn Jenkins, R-KS and Ron Kind, D-WI, once again introduce the Restoring Access to Medications Act, proposing amending rather than repealing ACA.

United States Dietary Supplements

ACA Repeal Wave Could Add Supplements To Pre-Tax Savings Purchases

Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. Erik Paulsen author the Health Savings Act of 2017 proposing a broad swath of changes to replace the ACA, including allowing dietary supplements as deductible medical expenses under pre-tax savings accounts and eliminating the Rx requirement to buy OTC drugs with the accounts.

United States Dietary Supplements

XXL Impressions Supplement Memory Claims Impress FTC As False

FTC announces agreements to settle complaints against six of nine defendants identified in an investigation of XXL Impressions' advertising for CogniPrin promoted for cognitive benefits and FlexiPrin product promoted to reduce joint paint and rebuild damaged joints and cartilage.

United States Dietary Supplements

Is Takeda's Consumer Unit 'Agile' Enough To Stretch Outside Japan?

Takeda says spinning off its consumer product portfolio into a wholly owned and independent subsidiary will boost its profile in the sector, but all signs continue to point to the firm's Rx operations as its predominant revenue drivers.

Consumer Japan

GNC Busy Becoming 'New' As Old Business Stifles Earnings

The manufacturer and retailer adds to its turnaround initiative a fee-based customer loyalty piece, "PRO Access," to replace its Gold Card program while also recovering customer traffic with its no-charge "myGNC Rewards" program.

United States Dietary Supplements

Ipsen's Latest Consumer Health Play: Growth Or Attracting Suitors?

Less than a month after investing in Italian nutritional supplement maker Akkadeas Pharma, Ipsen acquires five Sanofi OTC drug brands marketed in Europe, including Prontalgine analgesics available in France.

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