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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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Listerine Sensitivity Tops J&J Innovation Pipeline In '18

Johnson & Johnson will launch a Listerine mouthwash incorporating a class II device to address tooth sensitivity, Chief Technology Officer John Ghaim said during J&J’s Medical Devices & Consumer Analyst Day May 16. The company plans to launch 150 new products globally in 2018, which should help the company achieve sales ahead of the consumer health category.


Dental Oral Consumer

Petite Planet Baby Care, Listerine Sensitivity Rinse Top J&J's Consumer Growth Strategy

J&J will launch a Listerine mouthwash in a formulation considered a medical device and indicated for tooth sensitivity and enter the premium baby care segment with the Petite Planet line. It plans to launch 150 products globally in 2018.

Commercial Advertising, Marketing & Sales

Capitol Hill Calm On Regulatory Front Before Mid-Term Elections Storm

Federal agencies have “put brakes on new regulations” during the Trump administration and made efforts toward deregulation across the board, bringing about a “good and friendly environment for most businesses and industries,” says lobbyist Pete Evich. “We need to be careful about complacency that has a tendency to creep back in at a time like this when direct attacks and threats are down,” he said in a recent webinar.

Regulation Manufacturing

Carmex Cold Sore Treatment Claims Exceed Monograph Limit In NAD Review

Carma Labs’ Carmex Cold Sore Treatment claims did not mirror language in two OTC monographs for its active ingredients, the National Advertising Division says in a review of packaging and advertising claims challenged by GlaxoSmithKline's consumer business.

Regulation Consumer

Summer’s Eve Line Leads Prestige Brands' Growth On Former Fleet Products

Market-leading feminine cleansing and douche brand and other products added in Prestige Brands' 2017 acquisition of CB Fleet helped drive its North American OTC health care revenues up 6.6% to $212.1m in its fiscal 2018 fourth quarter. Full-year revenues for the division in North America grew 20.5% to $868.9m fueled by the addition of the Fleet business and consumption growth in the firm’s core OTC brands, Prestige Brands said.

Commercial Advertising, Marketing & Sales

OTC Monograph Reform Could ‘Unlock’ Innovations In Three Years

Following enactment of US OTC monograph reform, drug companies will unleash formulation innovations after keeping a lid on monograph R&D, CHPA anticipates. "A lot of companies have ideas like this they’ve kind of put in a drawer, that we think this is gonna unlock,” says David Spangler, an executive with the OTC trade group.

Regulation Consumer
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