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New Zealand to consider change for gout medicine

12 March 2021

An application to change the status of allopurinol for preventing gout will be considered at the next meeting of New Zealand's Medicines Classification Committee (MCC). Applications involving choline salicylate, hyaluronidase and ibuprofen will also be evaluated.

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CVC in “exclusive negotiations” to acquire Cooper
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12 March 2021

A group of investors led by private-equity firm CVC Capital Partners has entered exclusive negotiations to acquire Europe’s Cooper Consumer Health. Consumer healthcare entrepreneur Yvan Vindevogel – one of the investors – told OTCToolbox the proposed transaction would allow Cooper to accelerate its...

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2020 was the year of CBD and digital therapeutics

4 March 2021

2020 was a challenging year for consumer healthcare companies seeking to introduce new products, says IQVIA Consumer Health’s Amit Shukla, who points out there were fewer launches and they were backed by lower marketing spends. Two areas attracting significant interest during the year, says Shukla,...

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Industry in brief | Bayer, Futura, Ipsen, CHPA

4 March 2021

Bayer has signed a distribution deal in Egypt, Futura Medical has announced a collaboration in China and South-East Asia, Ipsen has released financial results, and the US Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) has three new member companies.

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