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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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People On The Move: Appointments At GSK, Reckitt And Norgine

A round-up of the latest health and wellness appointments: GSK makes addition to senior management teams in Europe; Reckitt appoints general counsel; and Norgine announces CEO change.

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Consider Environmental Risks During OTC Reclassification, Says Sweden's Drugs Regulator

Sweden's national drugs regulator says environmental contamination risks should be reviewed as part of the overall benefit/risk assessment when reclassifying OTCs for sale outside pharmacies.

Sweden Regulation

EU Business News: BioGaia Acquires US Distributor, Spain's Rubió Enters VMS Market, Sidefarma Gets PE Backing

Round-up of European consumer health news: Probiotics specialist BioGaia plots US expansion with acquisition of distribution partner; Spain's Rubió enters the dietary supplements space with Fisiopharma; and Portugal's Sidefarma receives investment from private-equity firm Atena.

Deals Business Strategies

Curcumin Touted For Oral Health Gets EFSA Novel Food Nod

In its latest batch of novel food assessments, the European Food Safety Authority gave the nod to a curcumin supplement touted for its oral health benefits, but rejected applications for flowering plant Tongkat Ali and water lentil Wolffia globosa.

Dietary Supplements Europe

Reckitt Sells Skin-Care Brand E45 To Karo In £200m Deal

Karo Pharma is poised to expand its portfolio in the UK with the acquisition of leading skin-care brand E45 from Reckitt.

Deals United Kingdom

Germany's EVP and Vitafy Merge To Combine Online And Offline Expertise

By joining forces with Vitafy – which offers sports nutrition, supplement and food products through its direct-to-consumer platforms – EVP hopes the enlarged group will become a leading player in the European consumer healthcare market. 

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