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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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Tariff Hikes On Chinese Imports Still In Play As US Plans December Increase

Trump administration negotiations with China representatives led to US suspending tariff increase to 25% on product categories announced set to begin 15 October. But 15% tariff added in September on about $112bn worth of Chinese goods remains and US still plans in December to impose separate 10% tariff hike on $160bn in other products.

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Vitamin Shoppe Looks To 'Demystify' Supplement Shopping With Redesign

As it prepares to be acquired, firm unveils first redesigned store in Edgewater, NJ, and plans five additional locations to open with a similar format through January. The "store is a great example of our ongoing transformation into an agile, customer-centric company," says CEO Sharon Leite.

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Ibitta Enterprises Hires Consultant After GMP Inspection, Gets Warning Anyway

Ibitta's response didn't provide sufficient documentation and other evidence indicating it will correct GMP problems found during FDA's May inspection. Warning also states some of firm's products are mis-branded, including stating information in two languages without repeating all required information in both languages.

Dietary Supplements Regulation

'Great Tailwind' To Spin Out Nutritional Product Subsidiaries For Hidden Value

Businesses such as Post's "Active Nutrition" division not only help drive overall sales, they also represent opportunities to create new value. "You can see a rationale for a larger company trying to unlock value," says L.E.K analyst Alex Evans.

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FDA Gives Herbal Healer Academy Lesson On CBD, GMPs, Labels, Homeopathics

Warning is second FDA submitted in September referencing CBD as unlawful for use in supplements without also identifying non-compliant claims. It lists numerous disease claims made online and in catalog for Herbal Healer Academy brand products and other supplements and natural products bearing other branding indicating firm's ownership.
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Post Expects Stronger Nutrition Business Value To Emerge On Its Own, Plans IPO

Planned IPO of 25% of shares in nutrition business targets unlocking value currently held down by Post's other units. Its competitors in cereal space as well as firms across broader food industry also may determine their acquired nutritional businesses could be higher valued operating separately.

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