INSIGHTS

OTCexperts work in a number of OTC categories providing advice and guidance. From time to time we look to keep you up to date with our thoughts throughout the year. Grab a coffee and gain an insight to our ways of thinking in this changing landscape. Any questions please talk to us, we are happy to start the conversation.

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Ibuprofen – A Personal Nottingham View

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Insights|Tags: , |

Every day I pass this plaque as I enter the Innovation building (R3) to access my office in Biocity. By plaque I mean the ornamental tablet that is fixed to a wall or other surface in commemoration of a [...]

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Probiotic Networking Meeting 07 March 2019

By |February 5th, 2019|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , , , |

Probiotics are widely sold as foods and food supplements. Frustratingly they cannot be labelled as Prebiotics or Probiotics. Our next networking meeting is on 07 March 2019 in Nottingham, with Medilink EM. We will focus on all aspects of [...]

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Is CBD oil now a Novel Food?

By |January 30th, 2019|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , , , |

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has changed its view.  CBD food supplements should now be classed as a novel food rather than a food supplement. This might have an impact on the continued commercialisation of CBD as food [...]

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OTCExperts will present at OTC Toolbox 2019

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |

James Hall from OTCExperts will be presenting at the 4th OTC Toolbox conference on 01 March 2019. This year the conference will be at the Park Plaza, Victoria, London. The theme of the morning (01 March) will be New [...]

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How to reclassify your medicine

By |January 25th, 2019|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |

At OTCexperts we have a lot of knowledge and experience when it comes to changing the legal status of your medicinal product. We can support you to change it from a Prescription only medicine (POM), to a Pharmacist supervision [...]

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What will be your Daily Dose of Glucosamine Sulphate in 2019?

By |December 18th, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |

One for Santa’s wish list is a standard recommended daily amount for Glucosamine Sulphate. Whilst children of the land will wake to wishes coming true next week, the confusion for consumers about Glucosamine Sulphate is likely to rumble [...]

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Consultation for items not to be prescribed

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |

NHS England this week announced a further consultation on items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care. This consultation will review and update guidance issued to CCGs in November 2017, see link. (Not to be confused with [...]

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Brexit Timetable for EMA advice as SME

By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |

In the context of preparedness for the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU), we would like to inform you that the deadlines to apply for scientific advice and protocol assistance as a UK-based SME company in [...]

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Food Standards Agency Report of Food Supplements

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: , |

This is an interesting report from the UK Food Standards Agency. They have commissioned in depth research into consumer attitudes and behaviours in relation to food supplements, with the aim to further our understanding of both mainstream and ‘niche’ food [...]

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MedilinkEM Food Supplement Networking Group

By |October 15th, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |

The MedilinkEM food supplement networking group, is based in Nottingham. Read our summary of the successful meeting held in Nottingham Biocity, 12 July 2018 on ‘How to sell a Food Supplement’. We hold 2-3 meetings a year, in collaboration [...]

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OTC Laxatives on MHRA Radar

By |September 26th, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: , |

With no formal release date or a timescale, the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is believed to be initiating a review of over-the-counter (OTC) stimulant laxatives, following ‘concerns’ over their use by people with eating disorders. The [...]

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Brexit and Medicines – Two Agency View Points

By |July 31st, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , , |

Turmoil for the UK healthcare markets continues to be unsettled, with the latest resignations within the UK government. 400 centrally authorized medicines have the UK as the licenceholder. The UK is a net exporter of patient packs to the EU27: [...]

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Cannabis and Health Claims

By |July 16th, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , , , |

Cannabis Claims - Tread with Care? Cannabis/Cannabis sativa persists as a headline news item.  Cannabis oil, cannabinoid oil, hemp oil are terms used interchangeably and confusion prevails. The regulatory status and claims vary dependent on whether it’s a [...]

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How to make a food supplement – MedilinkEM April 2018

By |May 1st, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , , |

Comments from attendees: “it has given me new opportunities to consider’ ‘made some interesting connections’ The first meeting of the Food Supplement Special Interest Group of 2018, focussed on how to make a food supplement, held in the Discovery [...]

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Innovating within regulatory boundaries

By |January 18th, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |

Regulatory guidelines often seem like barriers and hurdles to overcome. It can be considered that these guidelines can be seen as a map and you need to navigate the carefully to achieve success. Our professionals at OTCexperts talk about [...]

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Navigating your way to a successful switch

By |December 4th, 2017|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |

Switching medicines is not for the faint hearted but can be achieved if you follow a clear pathway. Here James Hall and Harriet Scorer talk about how to achieve success, through reclassification of a legal category of a medicinal [...]

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Liquid Food Supplements – MedilinkEM November 2017

By |December 1st, 2017|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |

https://www.medilinkem.com/summary-of-the-final-food-supplements-special-interest-group-for-2017/ The final Food Supplement Special Interest Group meeting of 2017, focussed on different aspects to consider when developing food supplements as liquid formulations. The scene was set in the morning by Janet Worrell (consult2deliver limited) with a look [...]

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Live Longer – MedilinkEM March 2017

By |March 31st, 2017|Categories: Insights|Tags: , |

On Thursday 30 March, we held our first event of 2017, at Medicity, Nottingham. This free to attend event was made possible through the INSTILS programme - a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Our focus at [...]

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Beauty Supplements – Medilink EM November 2016

By |December 12th, 2016|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , , |

Meeting summary from the MedilinkEM special interest group on food supplements, November 2016. This meeting had a focus on Beauty supplements. Beauty is a strongly emerging category, with sales in the ‘anti-ageing’ market growing by > 7% year on [...]

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