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Eileen Francis

Reporter – US

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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Tylenol Relieves Pain For J&J Consumer As Baby Care Relaunch Loses Steam

Tylenol brand boosts J&J US OTC sales 8.4% to $477m, helping balance a 24.1% decline in baby care sales due to restocking reformulated Johnson’s Baby line in 2018, mostly in the US. Firm reports consumer health sales in the US were up 1.7% to $1.39bn.
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Bayer's Aleve 'Proven Better' Than Tylenol Claims Fail In J&J Challenge At NAD

Bayer appeals to National Advertising Review Board over NAD’s finding the firm didn't support claims its Aleve OTC provides superior pain-relief to J&J’s Tylenol. It says NAD misunderstands scientific data and it will argue pain studies it submitted were methodologically sound and pain-relief statements were not overly broad.
OTC Drugs Ad Complaints

Men's Vitamin C And D Use Helps Drive Overall VMS Use In Latest CRN Survey

Trade group's annual survey shows 77% of US consumers use supplements. It found 12% more men than four years ago report taking vitamin C or D within the past 12 months.

Dietary Supplements Market Intelligence

L’Oreal UK Airs '5-Star' Kids Sunscreen Ads With '3-Star' Products On Shelves

ASA says TV and radio ads for Ambre Solair Kids Sensitive Advanced sunscreens aired by Loreal Ltd. business implied that all of the brand's products on shelves met a 5-star rating system administered by Boots drug store chain and widely used in UK.

OTC Drugs Ad Complaints

Low Doses Caused Failures In Omega-3 Heart Health Studies, Says Dyerberg

In Scientific American opinion piece, omega-3 heart benefit research pioneer Jorn Dyerberg says low doses of omega-3s is the reason many studies evaluating their effectiveness have not found a cause-affect link between their daily use and cardiovascular benefits.
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Largest Meta-Analysis Suggests Higher Omega-3 Doses For Heart Health

Omega-3 supplementation results in 8% reduction in heart attack and coronary heart disease risk over a five-year period versus placebo, finds a meta-analysis in JAMA. Encompassing 120,000 patients, research updates recent meta-analyses with addition of three studies in past year, two casting doubt on heart health benefits of omega-3s.

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