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GSK gets a lift from Pfizer and COVID-19
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1 May 2020

Worldwide sales at GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK's) Consumer Healthcare business increased by 46% at constant exchange rates in the first quarter of 2020, following consolidation of Pfizer’s Consumer Healthcare products and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bayer reports strong demand for VMS brands
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29 April 2020

Strong demand for vitamins, minerals and supplements (VMS) helped lift Bayer Consumer Health’s worldwide sales up by 13.5% on a currency- and portfolio-adjusted basis to EUR1.40 billion (USD1.55 billion) in the first quarter of 2020.

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Consumer stockpiling offsets Zantac recall at Sanofi
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28 April 2020

Sanofi's Consumer Healthcare business reported worldwide sales up by 4.2% at constant exchange rates in the first quarter of 2020. Paul Hudson, Sanofi's chief executive officer, said consumer stocking associated with the COVID-19 pandemic had contributed around six percentage points of growth.

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Regulatory in brief | Europe, global collaboration, US

28 April 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Council has adopted the European Commission’s proposal to postpone by one year the date of application of the new Medical Devices Regulation, regulatory agencies around the world have stepped up global collaboration, and the US has taken action on h...

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