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Unmatched for industry news, analysis and insight

OTC drug, cosmetics and dietary supplement manufacturers face tougher regulations, new legal complexities and a more crowded marketplace every day. Meanwhile, regulatory gaps between these industries are shrinking and market boundaries are blurring, representing compelling growth opportunities for enterprising companies and the potential for lessons learned in one sector to inform the experience of another.

HBW Insight is the only one-stop source of regulatory, legislative, legal and commercial news and insight for the OTC drug, cosmetics and dietary supplement industries. Driven by its staff of experienced analysts and their extensive expert connections in industry, government and the legal sector, HBW Insight’s daily news coverage and think pieces dissect the latest developments to keep stakeholders informed, strategically on target and ready for what lies ahead.

Health: Get timely, in-depth coverage and analysis of merger and acquisition activity, product launches, advertising strategy, regulatory rule changes and enforcement, Rx-to-OTC switches, retail developments and more. Gain insight into the playbooks of the world’s leading consumer healthcare companies. Make better decisions faster in an increasingly complex, digitized, global self-care marketplace.

Beauty: Tune in for expert takes on news and emerging issues in this rapidly evolving global sector. Stay regulatory-compliant, out of court and in touch with the demands and safety perceptions of today’s highly empowered consumer. Know how legislation could alter regulations and how cosmetics science is advancing to meet tomorrow’s formulation and safety testing challenges.

Wellness: Leverage up-to-the-minute news and the informed perspective of our veteran team to capitalize on rising trends in the dietary supplement marketplace and steer clear of regulatory and legal pitfalls. Keep tabs on the competition, viable marketing angles, advertising challenges, new ingredient notifications and more.



HBW Insight’s team of journalists provides first-hand coverage of key events, and our network of contacts spans the globe, ensuring that we have our finger on the pulse of developments wherever they’re brewing. Sources and readers alike trust our coverage as independent, thorough and incisive, backed by a track record of excellence spanning 35+ years.


HBW Insight goes far beyond the headlines and soundbites found in other sources, unraveling the deeper implications of industry news to illuminate potential impacts on your business, now and down the line. Our in-depth analysis gives you the foresight to avoid trouble, the expertise to ensure compliance and the strategic savvy to seize opportunities and negotiate challenges with minimal disruption to your front-line activities.


HBW Insight’s coverage is broad as well as deep. By training a wide-angle lens on the consumer health, beauty and wellness industries, we provide a comprehensive picture of the regulatory, legal and commercial landscape for these increasingly connected sectors, identifying trends that could jump fences, threats that could be lurking around unfamiliar corners and innovations in neighboring segments that could be harnessed in new contexts to benefit your business.


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  • Pertinent legislation at the US federal and state levels, as well as in the EU and developing markets
  • Emerging regulatory issues and enforcement activities around the globe
  • Litigation trends, key cases and insight from leading attorneys on lawsuit avoidance/defense
  • Competitive insight, including product launches, sales and earnings results, marketing/advertising initiatives, distribution strategies, mergers/acquisitions and other deals
  • Advertising claims analysis based on FDA warning letters, FTC enforcement actions, NAD decisions and other dispute resolutions in leading markets
  • Drug firms' research and proposals to FDA and European authorities for making Rx drug ingredients available in OTC formulations
  • New dietary ingredient notifications and food supplement listings in the US and EU
  • Cosmetic ingredient updates including CIR safety determinations, SCCS opinions and formulation shifts based on retailer, NGO and consumer influences
  • Alternative testing developments in an increasingly cruelty-free world


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