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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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New Chapter Founders' Vision Limited, Voice Stifled Under Parent Firm P&G

New Chapter founders Paul and Barbi Schulick leave and sever ties with parent firm Procter & Gamble six years after their company providing herbal products to US health food and vitamin stores was acquired by the global consumer health, personal and household care products marketer. Nature's Bounty adds Don Kerrigan, formerly in charge of US OTC drug marketing for Bayer and Pfizer, as its president for North America.

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Homeopathic Industry Loses Longtime Leader And Advocate, Jack Borneman

American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists says Borneman "contributed to monumental changes in the development of homeopathic drugs and their regulation" and "represented and defended homeopathy against uninformed regulation and vanity medical products masquerading as homeopathic."

Consumer Drug Approval Standards

Health, Beauty And Wellness Recalls: Splish Splash, Pediasure, DMAA

Saje Natural Wellness recalls Splish Splash Gentle Baby Wash due to potential contamination with bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa and potential bacteria contamination also prompted a recall by another personal care product brand, Bath and Body Works Pure Simplicity. FDA recalls database shows a recall of DMAA-containing dietary supplements opened in 2012 was terminated on July 5.

FDA Regulation

With Its Own Home, Pfizer Consumer Health Gets Higher Profile For Sale

By setting up Pfizer Consumer Healthcare to have sales and earnings results reported separately, pharma giant could be making the division's assets more visible to potential buyers. Its sales pitch: "With a strong portfolio of global brands that span health and wellness, the company believes this business is well positioned to continue its growth."

Deals Business Strategies

Pfizer Deals Consumer Health Its Own Hand, Plays Waiting Game For Bids

By setting up Pfizer Consumer Healthcare to have sales and earnings results reported separately, pharma giant could be making the division's assets more visible to potential buyers. Its sales pitch: "With a strong portfolio of global brands that span health and wellness, the company believes this business is well positioned to continue its growth."

Consumer Deals

Opioid-Withdrawal Beverage Seller Latest Target Of FDA-FTC Joint Enforcement

While essentially all products labeled as dietary supplements but marketed with claims to treat diseases or illnesses could be targets of FTC enforcement against unsubstantiated advertising, FDA warnings to firms linked to those products generally don't discuss violations of FTC rules. But the warning to Up-Inya Beverages, like firms previously identified as making opioid-withdrawal claims, included an explanation of how it's in FTC's crosshairs, too.

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