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Malcolm Spicer

Malcolm Spicer, Managing Editor – US

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.

Latest From Malcolm Spicer

As Pandemic Boosts Demand For Immunity Supplements, Dentovations Launches Self+ Line

based firm, which markets Activa hand sanitizers, is offering Self+ immunity supplements in Brain, Energy and Unwind formulations in powder format for mixing with water.

Dietary Supplements Coronavirus COVID-19

UNPA On Team Awarded $300,000 US Grant For Project To Improve Natural Health Trade With China

Grant from Department of Commerce Market Development Cooperator Program funds project for four years. In addition to grant, the project partners – UNPA, National Animal Supplement Council, Eurofins Scientific testing company and China Inspections and Testing Society – get DoC assistance.

Dietary Supplements Trade

COVID-19 Concerns Could Enhance Ongoing Bloom Of Plant-Based Sports Nutrition Sales

"One of the issues that COVID-19 has brought out is, how safe is the production of animal-based food products?" says Innova Market Insights North America executive Tom Vierhile at AHPA sports nutrition conference.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Dietary Supplements

CBD Firm Targeting Veterans, Military Takes Broadside On COVID Claims From US Agencies

FTDA and FTC warn Patriot Supreme about noncompliant claims on its website and social media pages promoting CBD to prevent or treat infections from the coronavirus. However, a release Patriot Supreme distributed in July promoting CBD as a COVID-19 remedy remains in online circulation.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Dietary Supplements

US Firms’ Reducing Allergy Claims For Infant Nutritionals Scratch FDA's Enforcement Discretion

“To the extent these claims pertain to the ingestion of peanuts, they are not consistent with the claim in the [2017] Letter of Enforcement Discretion FDA issued in response to a petition for a qualified health claim for ground peanuts and reduced risk of developing peanut allergy,” state CFSAN officials.

Dietary Supplements FDA

Bloodroot, Zinc Make A Corrosive Mix In Homeopathic Topicals, US FDA Warns

Warnings state each’s firm products “are concerning from a public health perspective because they are labeled to contain the ingredients bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) and zinc chloride … known corrosive agents.” The combination results in a corrosive topical agent capable of indiscriminately damaging healthy and diseased tissue alike.

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