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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

Sales Of Injectable CBD Offered OTC In US Stop With Recall; ChapStick, Benefiber Also Recalled

Recent US consumer health and beauty product recalls also include three shades of lip moisturizer with sunscreen, made by Pfizer and marketed by GSK due to a packaging problem. A Florida firm recalled one lot of a CBD oil tincture after a state agency’s test found high lead levels.

Cannabidiol CBD Recalls

US False COVID-19 Claims Continue Climbing Along With Rate Of Virus’ Spread Globally

FTC nearly doubles its total of warnings on false and misleading COVID-19 claims for consumer health products with 50 announced on 21 May. WHO reported the same day that the largest number of COVID-19 cases, more than 106,000, were recorded in any 24-hour period during the pandemic.

Dietary Supplements Coronavirus COVID-19

Framework To Protect NDI Notifications With Master Files Proposed By CHPA, CRN And UNPA

Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Council for Responsible Nutrition and United Natural Products Alliance model proposed NDI-master file framework on US Drug Master File FDA has accepted for decades. System would not be administered by FDA, but the agency’s support is critical for helping manufacturers protect their investments in research for information supporting NDI notifications.

FDA Dietary Supplements

COVID-19 Fraud In US: Online Pharmacies Promote HIV Drug, Ammo Dealer Pitches Vitamin C

Latest letters from website reviews push to 62 the number of warnings the FDA, either jointly with the FTC or on its own, has made stating that no drug has yet been approved by the agency for use in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or cure of COVID-19.

Dietary Supplements E-Commerce

Supplement Firm Hi-Tech Pays For Another Round Of Refunds In FTC’s 15-Year Litigation

FTC is mailing 143,636 refund checks totaling more than $8.5m to consumers who bought three supplements marketed with false and misleading advertising by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals and several related companies.

Legal Issues Dietary Supplements

OTC Nasal Antiseptic NanoBio Protect ‘Lethal’ In COVID-19 In Vitro Tests, Amazon Launch Soon

BlueWillow Biologics points to recent in vitro tests it conducted with Public Health England showing NanoBio Protect killed COVID-19 as additional support for using nasal antiseptics to help prevent infections from the novel coronavirus. The firm also will soon offer sales of NanoBio Protect on Amazon.

Commercial OTC Drugs
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