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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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Biden Announces Insurance Coverage For OTC COVID-19 Tests

The White House also announced it would double commitment it made in September for number of OTC test kits to be distributed free by community groups from 25m kits to 50m and would add rural clinics to the program.

Policy Coronavirus COVID-19

Winter Is Coming For COVID-19 In US: Biden Makes OTC Tests Eligible For Insurance Claims

White House also announced it would double commitment it made in September for number of OTC test kits to be distributed free by community groups from 25m kits to 50m and would add rural clinics to the program.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Politics

Edgewell Cuts $310m Billie Deal Without FTC Incident

Acquisition of value-tier, female-first razor firm Billie, Inc. – previously attempted by P&G before the US Federal Trade Commission intervened – will add a youthful, on-message brand to the Schick owner’s women’s shave portfolio. The deal follows Edgewell’s bid to acquire Harry’s in 2020, also thwarted by the FTC.

United States Commercial

C&D Expands Oral Care Portfolio, Acquires TheraBreath Mouthwash Brand In Latest Deal

Church & Dwight anticipates 15% growth for TheraBreath mouthwash brand in 2022 on larger sizes and wider distribution, especially outside US. It plans to acquire the firm for around $580m cash and close the deal before end of year

M & A OTC Drugs

PLx Pharma Saturates Health Care Providers With Marketing For Liquid-Filled Vazalore Aspirin

PLx says Vazalore, only liquid-filled OTC aspirin in the US, had strong sales growth since launch in 30,000 stores. It plans second phase of rollout and promotions to expand outreach to cardiologists and patients.

Ingredients Approvals

Consumer Health Changes ‘At Speed Of Instagram’ Drive J&J’s Decision On Separating Businesses

J&J provided color on plans for standalone consumer health business during a business overview with analysts. Multiple separation pathways are being considered.

Consumer M & A
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