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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.
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Perrigo Reports Broad Growth, But Investors Sour On Turnaround's Price Tag

Its reported worldwide consumer Q4 net sales increased 12.7%, or 16.4% adjusted for currency exchange rates, product launches and other changes from the prior-year period, to $1.1bn. The s results, though, sent share price plummeting $8.64, more than 14%, to $51.82.

OTC Drugs Sales & Earnings

OTC Incontinence Device Ad Claims Sunk In UK, But US Label Claims Have FDA OK

UK ASA upholds complaints that questioned claims made in 2018 TV ads that Innovo was clinically proven to strengthen the pelvic floor and treat bladder weakness. In the US, however, claims Atlantic Therapeutics will use to promote OTC sales of Innovo were approved by FDA.

OTC Devices Ad Complaints

Electrolyte Supplements’ Benefit For Sodium Level A ‘False Paradigm’ – Study

Stanford University and other researchers concluded that supplements popular with endurance runners can't be relied on to keep essential sodium levels in balance. "Electrolyte supplements are promoted as preventing nausea and cramping caused by low salt levels, but this is a false paradigm. They've never been shown to prevent illness or even improve performance," says lead researcher Grant Lipman.

Dietary Supplements Ingredients

Market America Asked To Comb Records For Serious AERs About Its Supplements

An FDA inspection found two serious adverse event reports Market America received were not forwarded to the agency as required. Its response didn't answer whether it would review its records "to determine if a serious adverse event report should be submitted to FDA.”

Dietary Supplements Commercial

Herbalife 'Just Getting Started' On Growth Following Flat 2019 At $4.9bn Net Sales

"We're a growth company, well-positioned in a global trend of nutrition that the world hasn't seen before," says co-president John Agwunobi. But the direct seller's record volume increase in 2019 didn’t translate to revenue growth as China, Mexico and Central and South America pulled down results.

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Coronavirus Drives TCM Sales In China, Clouds Global Consumer Health Outlook

Consumer health product firms say the coronavirus will have an impact on their results, but it’s too early to estimate the costs. US FDA also hedges its predictions, saying the outbreak could lead to interruptions in country’s drug and medical device supplies. China's health commission has issued six guidelines for diagnosis and treatment, but no conventional antiviral treatment is approved and it's emphasizing traditional Chinese medicines.

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