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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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FTC Chair Nominee Links Ad Claims Enforcement To Consumers' Loss

President Trump nominates as FTC chair Joseph Simons, an antitrust attorney who led its Bureau of Competition under former President Bush. Advertising law attorneys say Simons sees whether consumers incurred economic injury to be central to enforcement on false advertising complaints.

Dietary Supplements Regulation

Nicorette, Tylenol Ease J&J's Consumer Pain From Slow Oral Care Sales

J&J’s worldwide OTC drug division sales rose 4.4% to $1bn, driven by the Tylenol and Nicorette brands, the firm reports Oct. 17. Those revenues helped offset softness in the firm’s Listerine and other oral care products due to more competition online from start-ups selling straight to consumers.

Consumer Sales & Earnings

J&J Beauty Sales Offset Sluggish Oral, Baby Care Product Results

J&J’s beauty business had 4.4% sales growth operationally in the third quarter to $1.03bn, boosted by the addition of Vogue brands. The unit helped offset slower sales of oral care and baby care products, which are competing with new market entries and online start-ups.

Sales & Earnings Business Strategies

ProSupps Expands Picamilon Recall To 18 More Products

ProSupps initiates recall of fitness powders and drinks that contain picamilon, an unapproved ingredient that crosses the blood-brain barrier.

Dietary Supplements Recalls

Custom Supplement Firm Shut Down: Health And Wellness Industry News

Warning letter and multiple form 483s fail to convince Custompax; Kellogg acquires RXBAR clean-label protein bars for $600m; NutraFuels used Blast Cap for products; and more news in brief.

United States Dietary Supplements

Wheat, Hi-Tech Fined $40M For Violating Court Order On FTC Complaint

Following his recent arrest in a separate federal enforcement, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals CEO Jared Wheat and his firm are fined $40m for violating a 2008 court order on an FTC complaint about fraudulent weight loss claims. The financial sanction is justified by a “pattern of contemptuous conduct,” the judge said.

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