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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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AHPA Members Report Problems In Raw Material, Other Supplies In Pandemic Survey For USDA

Trade group also compiled website with information and resources to help members "stay up to date and take any necessary steps to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19." Its members also got a chance to describe potential supply chain disruptions in survey for USDA.

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No Hiding In Social Media: More False COVID-19 Treatment Claims Found By US Agencies

FDA and FTC's latest warning letters include the first firm marketing CBD products linked with bogus COVID-19 claims. Latest warnings also mark the first the agencies submitted based completely or nearly entirely on regulatory violations found in businesses social media postings.

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Coronoavirus Pandemic Disrupting Dietary Ingredient Supply Chain? USDA Wants To Know

'We've got be sure that companies can continue to get ingredients for their products," says CRN CEO Steve Mister, Concern supplies from India, which is a week into a a three-week nationwide lockdown, and other potential supply chain problems were noted by CRN members in a survey it conducted to help USDA gauge global food and nutrition ingredient supply chains during the pandemic.

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No Facility Inspections? No Shortage Of Bogus Pandemic Claims Found Online By US Agencies

Warning letters show FDA's coronavirus investigations inthe consumer health marketplace didn't stop when it suspended facility inspections. The letters identify firms that previously marketed only bedding products as offering supplements with coronavirus claims or that are in other countries and are shipping to US consumers products promoted with coronavirus claims.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Dietary Supplements

State Agencies Sharpen Supplement Market Oversight During Pandemic, With Industry's Thanks

"We're particularly concerned about the health care area right now because obviously that's driving everything now," says Tennessee AG Herbert Slatery III.  He and CRN CEO Steve Mister spoke with HBW Insight about regulation of the consumer health marketplace with FDA suspending inspections of facilities operated by businesses manufacturing and marketing products subject to its oversight.

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US Pandemic Relief Package Delivers OTC Industry Regulatory Wishes, Supplement Business Hopes

It’s unlikely any industry stakeholder or FDA official expected a bill providing emergency economic relief to consumers, industries and health care services and facilities in response to a pandemic, including extensive support opportunities for small businesses, would be the vehicle that delivers on both of the industry’s congressional wishes. The supplement industry also looks for help in CARES Act.

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