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Eileen Francis

Reporter – US

Eileen Francis is a reporter for “The Tan Sheet,” where she follows news on OTC drug and nutritional product manufacturing, regulation, legislation, finance and research. She previously served as a reporter and editor of “The Rose Sheet,” IBI’s source for in-depth coverage of the cosmetics industry. Early in her career, Eileen worked in public relations and as a writer for a lobbying firm. Outside of IBI, her freelance work includes articles on business, art and travel.
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Lumity Supplement Clinical Study Shows Improvements In Skin, Energy Levels

Participants who used Lumity Life's anti-aging supplements reported skin appearance improved 92% and energy levels 84% in a 12-week clinical study the firm funded that included a self-assessment and investigator observations.
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Breast Cancer Study Finds Benefit From Aspirin Use Linked To DNA Profiles

Breast cancer mortality among women who regularly used aspirin decreased 22%-40% for those with unmethylated tumor promoter and progesterone receptor genes, while women with methylated tumor promoter had of 67% all-cause death risk, study finds. Researchers and editorial author say study underscores importance of looking at methylation profiles, or chemical changes, in tumor tissue DNA.
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Cambridge Esthechoc Beauty Chocolate Anti-aging Claims Unpalatable In UK

UK's Advertising Standards Authority tells Cambridge Chocolate to halt ad claims for Esthechoc functional chocolate after firm fails to sway experts with multiple studies on astaxanthin and epicatechins, ingredients in chocolate it says science has shown have a beneficial impact on skin.

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Anheuser-Busch, Molson Coors Tap Into CBD Market With Canadian Cultivators

Brewers are working with firms on launching in Canada beverages with cannabis-based ingredients before potentially distributing products in US. Alkaline Water Co. expects lawful sales of CBD supplements and foods in US early in 2020, when it plans to launch Alkaline88 CBD-infused waters.

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Canada Is Large Firms' CBD Test Market While US Weighs Allowing Sales

Large beer and beverage firms partner with hemp cultivators to compete in fledgling US CBD-infused beverage market, which is estimated to reach $1.4bn sales by 2023. Many firms are working on R&D or have completed products and are waiting for a clear regulatory pathway from FDA before launch.

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Trade Group News: CHPA Social Media Award, AHPA Prop 65 Guidance For CBD, CRN Workshop Speakers, More

AHPA supports 2020 Smithsonian Folklife Festival ginseng program; NPA offers to help Amazon following its notification of potentially counterfeit Align probiotics sold; CRN Day of Science tackles "Healthy Aging"; UNPA partners with hemp industry group; Expo East Herb Walk goes to Green Farmacy; CHPA Educational Foundation KnowYourOTCs campaign named "Social Media Campaign of Year" by PR Daily; and AHPA publishes California Prop 65 compliance guidance for CBD marketers.

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