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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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Same Old Supplement Claim Violations Prompt US Regulators’ Action Under New COVID-19 Authority

FTC files complaint against Quickwork as first action under authority granted in the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act. The enforcement came after the firm twice ingored warnings to discontinue claims its vitamin D and zinc supplements were equal to or more effective than current vaccines.

Ad Complaints Coronavirus COVID-19

In Flood Of 2020 Sanitizer Launches, Unilever’s Suave Brand Tops US Category Sales

Unilever’s Suave brand led new sanitizer product sales in 2020, when hand sanitizers total sales grew 569%, according to IRI. Sales of rinseable hand-soap sales grew 64% and antiseptics 19%.

United States Market Intelligence

Tylenol Leads OTC Acetaminophen Sales Surge After Ibuprofen Scare During Pandemic – IRI

J&J leads sales growth in OTC pain relief and allergy categories in 2020 as its brands benefited from competing products’ problems and COVID-19’s impact of consumer habits. IRI reveals winning brands that kept a focus on maintaining health in 2020.

Market Intelligence OTC Drugs

Stronger Brand Sales Among Shifts In US Consumer Health Market Trends During Pandemic – IRI

US consumer health sales jumped 6.7% in 2020 in stores, a reversal of recent years as consumers move away from private label, “on-the-go” and natural oral care during the pandemic, IRI data show.

Market Intelligence Retail

First Day Children’s Multivitamin Needs ‘Good Fit’ Studies To Support Hyperactivity Claims

First Day Life discontinues claims its children’s multivitamin could help with attention issues and hyperactivity during a review by the National Advertising Division, which reminded the firm that studies in support of claims must not only be competent and reliable but also a “good fit.”

Ad Complaints Dietary Supplements

Kyowa Hakko Expands Probiotic Supplies With ‘Dead’ Ingredient To Battle Eye Fatigue

Kyowa Hakko unveils supplement ingredient Eyemuse, a heat-treated “paraprobiotic” found to reduce eye fatigue, filter blue light and support a balanced immune response. CRN campaign educates retailers, consumers about probiotics and helps retailers improve handling of the products.

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