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Responding to industry's requests, US FDA's rulemaking on six health care personnel antiseptics remaining in the OTC drug monograph is delayed one year to allow firms to demonstrate the ingredients are GRASE. ACI says the research could impact whether ingredients remain available for consumer hand washes.
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OTC drug, personal care product and nutritional supplement trademark filings compiled from Official Gazette of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Class 3 – Cosmetics and Cleaning Preps; and Class 5 – Pharmaceuticals.
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.
Marketing Enfamil and other Mead Johnson formula and nutritional brands, says RB CEO Rakesh Kapoor, is "very much in the core of what consumer health stands for," and also immediately doubles the size of the firm's consumer business.
OTC drug, personal care product and nutritional supplement trademark filings compiled from Official Gazette of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Class 3 – Cosmetics and Cleaning Preps; and Class 5 – Pharmaceuticals
CEO Ian Read says selling the consumer business has to do more than boost Pfizer's treasury. "If there is a better mix, we are always open to it, but it has to be for strategic reasons rather than cash," he says.
Sanofi consumer products head Alan Main says BI's brands will "lift Sanofi into leadership positions in attractive OTC categories, namely the vitamins and minerals supplements market, digestive products, cough and cold as well as pain medications."
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