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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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CA Tries Again To Age-Restrict Workout Supplement Sales, MA On Energy Drinks

Massachusetts legislation proposes age-restricting energy drink sales and says violating parties will face fines between $50 and $250. California bill would prohibit sales of weight loss and workout products to minors, as is already proposed in New York and Massachusetts.

State News Dietary Supplements

Bausch Shines Planned Spin-Out, Launches First US Preservative-Free OTC Antihistamine Eye Drops

Bausch + Lomb’s Alaway Preservative-Free antihistamine eye drops launch in US, The Bausch Health Companies division planned as spin-out also recently gained South Korean approval for its Lumify OTC redness reliever drops and has submissions under review in other countries.

OTC Drugs Launches

US OTC Market In 2020: COVID-19 Impact Obvious In Medical Device As Well As Drug Sales Growth

Most notably among OTC drugs, hand sanitizer sales were up more than 600% to $1.46bn, while sales of consumer medical devices grew 15.6% to $14.8bn in 2020, according to CHPA report.

OTC Devices OTC Drugs

P&G’ Oral-B iO Leads Super-Premium Power Toothbrush Market With More Than 50% Share

In global superior premium toothbrush category, Oral B iO drove P&G’s value share up 2.5 points in the past two months and from July through December 2020 accounted for more than half of the US power brush category growth, says COO Jon Moeller.

OTC Devices OTC Drugs

Secret Derma Adds Skin Care To Sweat Protection; Dove Deodorant Adds Refillable As Option

In first-of-a-kind deodorant/antiperspirant launches, P&G introduces Secret antiperspirants targeting 60% of women who want underarm products that address skin problems, and Unilever unveils first refillable deodorant product.

Cosmetics Launches

‘Clinically Proven’ Claim Leaving RB's Brain Health Supplements In US Class Action Settlement

Settlement in Southern District of Florida federal court includes a consolidated class action complaint against UK firm’s US businesses comprising cases in Florida, New York and California – filed in 2020 over statements the products were “clinically proven” to improve “brain performance” including focus, memory, learning, accuracy, concentration and reasoning.

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