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DSNTV: New General Market Forum highlights — uncovering customer needs, attracting talent

BY DSN STAFF

At Drug Store News and Mack Elevation’s New General Market Forum in April, some of the brightest minds in retail representing both CPG companies and big retailers came together to share insights about how to best reach millennial consumers. The day of insights included two roundtable discussions, one of which is highlighted in the video above, another is highlighted in a separate video.
(To read our special report on the New General Market, click here.)
In the video, the question of how retailers and brands uncover changing consumer needs while attracting new talent to their companies is addressed by Holly Schmidt, Walgreens senior divisional merchandise manager; Paula Girardi, Unilever CMI brand building; Gonca Paul, director of customer marketing at Paris Presents; Lornamead president Randy Sloan; Kara Errickson, product innovation at Hylands; Kao USA marketing director Heather Warnke; and Glenn McKloskey, VP sales at Milani/Jordana Cosmetics.
A common refrain was the need to listen to consumers and “not just speak at them” in order to understand their needs. For more insights, watch the video above, and for photos of the event, click here.
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Fluoride Action Network files Citizen’s Petition to FDA to remove fluoride supplements from market

BY Michael Johnsen
LOS ANGELES, – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has issued a "Warning Letter" that orders a manufacturer of fluoride drops and tablets to "immediately" discontinue marketing these products because FDA has never approved them as safe and effective. 
 
On Wednesday, the Fluoride Action Network joined with The International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology to petition the FDA to take similar action against all other companies producing unapproved fluoride "supplements."
 
According to FAN, fluoride supplements are sodium fluoride-containing drops, tablets and lozenges sold for the purpose of preventing tooth decay. Despite being labeled "supplements," the FDA's Warning Letter states that these products are "drugs" which are "not generally recognized as safe and effective" for cavity prevention.
 
The FDA issued the Warning Letter in January to Kirkman Industries, one of the manufacturers of fluoride supplements.
 
"Each and every one of the issues that FDA identified with Kirkman's fluoride supplements is equally applicable to the fluoride supplements being manufactured by other companies," stated Michael Connett, executive director of FAN.
 
FAN argues that fluoride supplements were launched in the 1940s on the premise that fluoride needs to be ingested during early childhood to provide a meaningful role in cavity prevention. FAN cited the body of evidence that today shows that fluoride's predominant effect on cavities comes from topical application, such as from toothpaste, not ingestion.
 
 
 
 
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NBC: FDA warns lab over cosmetics labeling

BY Gina Acosta

A popular brand of cosmetics either must prove its products really do plump skin, regenerate collagen and lighten age spots, or stop claiming they do, the Food and Drug Administration says. According to NBC News, the FDA sent a warning letter to Reviva Labs over eight different products that also claim to clear up acne-prone oily skin, erase spider veins and help eradicate bruises. (NBC News)

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