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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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Guidance Opening Sanitizer Production Stirs Firms Including Include Anheuser-Busch, Dow, Kodak

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US FDA Requests Ranitidine Removals

FDA requests immediate removal of ranitidine OTC and Rx drugs after third-party testing finds contaminant NDMA increases during storage, especially at higher temperatures. CDER Director Janet Woodcock asks firms to reformulate products to be stable as the ingredient remains approved.

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US FDA Requests Ranitidine Removal But Also Encourages Research For Stable Formulations

FDA requests immediate removal of ranitidine OTC and Rx drugs after third-party testing finds contaminant NDMA increases during storage, especially at higher temperatures. CDER Director Janet Woodcock asks firms to reformulate products to be stable as the ingredient remains approved.

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Covid-19 Scam Complaints Double In A Week, But FTC Enforcement Considers 'Good Faith' Factor

FTC pursuing bogus health and other products or services capitalizing on Covid-19 fear with scams skyrocketing. However, FTC says its enforcement will consider whether businesses are making good faith efforts to produce products in high demand.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Dietary Supplements

DHS Guidance Smooths Potential Wrinkles In US Supplement Industry Being ‘Essential’ Nationwide

VMS businesses are deemed essential in Department of Homeland Security guidance that provides as basis for orders by most states and localities across the US. During an AHPA webinar, attorney Trent Norris says the federal government prefers leaving business exemptions to shut-down decisions to the states.

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Light At End of Tunnel As Some Conferences Reschedule, But Lights Off For Others In 2020

CHPA’s Regulatory, Scientific & Quality Conference rescheduled for 1-2 September and the Dietary Supplements Regulatory Summit for 16 September. Several spring conferences canceled due to Covid-19 will not be rescheduled, groups say.

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