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David Ridley

Senior Editor – Europe

During his time at OTC bulletin, David focused mainly on the European OTC market, especially German-speaking countries: Germany, Austria and Switzerland). David is interested in European OTC, herbal/homeopathic, food supplement and self-care medical device regulation, and prescription-to-OTC switches in particular. Before working for OTC bulletin, David was a Lecturer in English and Journalism, and alongside his job David moonlights as a musician in a heavy metal band.
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Generational Split In British Attitudes To Digital Self-Care, PAGB Research Finds

A survey by the UK’s self-care industry association, PAGB, has found a marked difference in generational attitudes to digital health apps and devices in the UK, with two-thirds of 18 to 35 year olds in the country trusting such technology compared to only a quarter of 46 to 55 year olds.

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TheOTCLab Looks To Gain A Foothold In Europe's OTC Market With FungeX

Beginning with its home market, the Netherlands, and also France, consumer healthcare specialist TheOTCLab is looking to establish a pan-European presence in the region's foot-care market with its new FungeX range of nail fungus and athletes' foot products. 
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Switching Can Help Normalize Self-Care – PAGB’s Michelle Riddalls

Automatic switch from pharmacy to general sales list status and leveraging the power of real-world data are two ways in which the UK's switch system can be made more efficient, according to the PAGB's new senior director of Regulatory Affairs, Michelle Riddalls. 
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Generics Players Dominating New OTC Launches In Germany

An analysis by Sempora Consulting of the German OTC market in 2018 shows that generic products dominate new OTC product launches.
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Stada Helps UK Eczema Sufferers Rebuild Confidence With Cetraben

Aimed at rebuilding the confidence of eczema sufferers, Stada Arzneimittel's 'Skinspirational' campaign for its medicated skin-care brand Cetraben enters its second phase with a new video and line extension. 
Health OTC Drugs

UK Ad Regulator Rejects ‘On Hold’ EU Botanicals Claims For Fat Burner Supplement

An attempt by UK sports supplement manufacturer Ultimate Sports Nutrition to exploit a loophole in European Union regulation for health claims made for foods is rejected by the country's Advertising Standards Authority.  

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