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Malcolm Spicer

Malcolm Spicer, Managing Editor – US

Washington, DC
Malcolm Spicer is lead analyst for Pharma intelligence | informa's coverage of the consumer health care products industries. He provides comprehensive and insightful reporting on manufacturing, marketing, regulation, legislation, financial and research news about the nonprescription drug and nutritional product industries. He has worked in this post for 10 years and previously reported for other publications on regulation of the health care industry, on the telecommunications and internet technologies and on the US energy market.
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Coronavirus Drives TCM Sales In China, Clouds Global Consumer Health Outlook

Consumer health product firms say the coronavirus will have an impact on their results, but it’s too early to estimate the costs. US FDA also hedges its predictions, saying the outbreak could lead to interruptions in country’s drug and medical device supplies. China's health commission has issued six guidelines for diagnosis and treatment, but no conventional antiviral treatment is approved and it's emphasizing traditional Chinese medicines.

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Pataday Switch Appoval Dilates Eye Drop Category As Alcon's OTC Sales Driver

With Pataday Once Daily Relief (0.2% olopatadine) and Twice Daily (0.1%), Alcon adds allergy treatment to its lineup of OTC drops indicated for dry eye and redness. “Obviously, eye allergy will become a much bigger part of the portfolio for us,” says US vision care GM Sean Clark.

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GSK Leaving Pennsylvania Emergen-C Plant, Adding Voltaren To US OTC Line

UK pharma announced that in 2021 it will close its manufacturing facility in Carlisle, PA, where around 260 people are employed making the Emergen-C line. It will move the manufacturing to its Guayama, PR, facility.

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Innovo Incontinence Device Goes OTC In US, Labeled To Be Worn For 30 Minutes

Atlantic Therapeutics estimates that one in three women are incontinent, but 60% don’t ask their health care providers about treatment, a statistic that supports offering Innovo OTC less than two years after it launched Rx in the US.
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US OTC Switch Drought Ends: FDA Approves GSK Arthritis Gel, Alcon Allergy Eye Drops

FDA approved sNDAs from GlaxoSmithKline for diclofenac-containing Voltaren Arthritis Pain for the temporary relief of arthritis pain and from Alcon for Pataday olopatadine drops at 0.2% concentration for once-daily use temporary relief of itchy eyes due to pollen, ragweed, grass, animal hair or dander and 0.1% for twice-daily use for the same indications plus redness relief.

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CBD Lotion Firm’s ‘FDA Certified’ Claim For 'OTC Drug' Is Certifiably Noncompliant

In addition to CBD, Elixicure is formulated with OTC external analgesics monograph ingredients camphor and menthol, But CBD isn't a monograph drug nor approved for use in any pharmaceutical product other than GW Pharmaceutical's Epidiolex.

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