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Tom Gallen

Managing Editor, Europe

Birmingham, UK
Tom reports and edits European consumer health care industry news and analysis. Leading HBW Insight’s health and wellness coverage in Europe, he has been writing about the sector since 2013. Tom’s main focus is analyzing the strategies of the world's leading consumer healthcare companies, their business performance, plans and product portfolios. He also reports on regulatory topics such as novel foods and prescription-to-OTC switches.

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Ireland Reviewing Codeine's OTC Status

Ireland’s drug regulator HPRA has initiated a formal regulatory procedure to determine if OTC remains the appropriate classification for codeine-containing products. The agency says the move is in response to a growing understanding of the potential impacts of addiction to codeine at low doses.

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The trophies have been handed out at the OTC Marketing Awards 2022 - but what did the expert judges have to say about the winning and highly-commended entries?

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Winners across 15 categories were announced at the OTC Marketing Awards 2022 on 28 November, with Haleon crowned OTC Company of the Year.

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