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Tom Gallen

Managing Editor – Europe

Having joined OTC bulletin as a business reporter in 2013, Tom is currently the managing editor and has an intimate knowledge of the global consumer healthcare market, particularly commercial and regulatory issues. He specializes in analyzing the strategies of the world's leading consumer healthcare companies, their business performance, plans and product portfolios.

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Cooper Divests Stardea To France's EA Pharma

Italian nutraceutical player Stardea has changed hands. Following six years of ownership by Cooper Consumer Health, the business has been acquired by France's EA Pharma which is keen to expand its footprint outside of its home market.

Deals Europe

New EU Limits On Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids In Dietary Supplements Take Effect

Following a transitional period of 18 months, maximum levels for pyrrolizidine alkaloids in dietary supplements come into force in the EU from 1 July 2022 for new products placed on the market. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids have been under scrutiny in the EU for over a decade as their consumption has been linked to a number of health issues, including liver damage.

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Nestlé Spies APAC Expansion Potential With Deal for New Zealand's Better Health

Nestlé Health Science continues to expand its dietary supplements offering in 2022 penning a deal for New Zealand's The Better Health Company and its GO Healthy brand. The company says the deal will strengthen its presence not just in New Zealand but across the wider APAC region in markets such as Australia and China.

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People On The Move: Appointments At CRN UK, EMA, Boots

A round-up of the latest European executive appointments: CRN UK hires scientific advisor; EMA management board names vice chair; Boots UK appoints chief digital officer.

Executive Changes Leadership

France's Havea Set For New Private-Equity Owners

French natural consumer health specialist Havea looks set to be snapped up by private-equity firm BC Partners, which has set out a plan to step up the company's M&A and digitization activities. 

Deals France

EU Novel Food Approvals: Yes To Vit D Mushroom Powder, No To New Zinc Source

Two novel food applications were recently reviewed by the European Food Safety Authority, with one from Monterey Mushrooms for vitamin D2 mushroom powder approved, and another from Hamari Chemicals for a new source of zinc rejected. 

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