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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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Norway's OTC Market In 2018: Sales Remain Stable As GSK Consolidates Its Leading Position

Sales of non-prescription medicines in Norway edged up by less than 1% in 2018, as GSK remained the leading player on the market and its Otrivin respiratory line maintained its position as the country's best-selling OTC brand. 
Norway Market Intelligence

EU Deal Tracker: Ponroy Snaps Up Italy's Pasquali, Vision Healthcare Grabs VItaminExpress

France's Ponroy Santé is expanding its reach in Italy by snapping up Pasquali Healthcare, while Vision Healthcare has increased its online presence with a deal for VitaminExpress.
Deals Dietary Supplements

Perrigo's Omega Pharma Struggles In 2018 As It Continues To Restructure And Divest

Perrigo's Europe-focused consumer health business Omega Pharma found sales growth hard to come by in 2018 as the group worked hard to right size the organization. While it still has a way to go to completely turnaround Omega, Perrigo is starting to see these interventions pay off, with profits up for the 12 months. 
Sales & Earnings Business Strategies

France Should Allow Supermarket Sale Of OTCs And Relax Pharmacy Ownership Rules, Says Competition Authority

The French competition authority recommends OTC sales should be permitted outside pharmacy, while more should be done to promote online sales. Furthermore, pharmacy ownership restrictions should be relaxed, the authority says in its wide ranging enquiry into competition in the country's medicines sector.

France Health

Question Time: MEPs Quiz European Commission On Health Claims

The European Commission has clarified its position on health claims relating to fructose and the term "detox" after being taken to task by parliamentarians representing France and the Czech Republic. 
Dietary Supplements Regulation

GSK To Unlock E-Commerce Growth In China With Alibaba Tie-Up

GSK will use Alibaba’s big data expertise to identify new consumer insights, while also taking advantage of the Chinese firm’s e-commerce platforms to reach a wider audience. Alongside this, the partners will provide online health consultations and self-care education to Chinese consumers.

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