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Tom Gallen

Managing Editor, Europe

Birmingham, UK
Tom reports and edits European consumer health care industry news and analysis. Leading HBW Insight’s health and wellness coverage in Europe, he has been writing about the sector since 2013. Tom’s main focus is analyzing the strategies of the world's leading consumer healthcare companies, their business performance, plans and product portfolios. He also reports on regulatory topics such as novel foods and prescription-to-OTC switches.

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Winners across 15 categories were announced at the OTC Marketing Awards 2022 on 28 November, with Haleon crowned OTC Company of the Year.

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Concerns over addiction to, and deliberate misuse of, codeine in Estonia has led the national regulator to reverse-switch the opioid from OTC to prescription-only status.

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People On The Move: Appointments At Stada And Angelini Pharma

A round-up of notable consumer heath appointments: Stada has hired Sanofi's Stéphane Jacqmin as head of emerging markets; and Angelini has appointed Gilead's Jacopo Andreose as CEO of its Pharma business.

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European Consumer health player PharmaSGP is well on the way to achieving new record revenues in 2022, and is working to maintain this upward trajectory over the medium and long term. 

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