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Branded OTC Product Recalls

Branded OTC Product Recalls

The largest OTC company, Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare, has been plagued by a series of product recalls recently and this has widespread repercussions to the OTC industry. The problems have ranged from moldy odors and contaminated shipping palettes, to concerns about levels of active ingredients in products, and concerns about product safety and manufacturing quality controls at the firm’s Fort Washington, PA site. The recalls have prompted Congressional hearings and have affected several major brands across multiple categories including both adult and children’s medications in the Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, and Zyrtec lines.Continue reading

Industrial Vegetation Management

Generic Products Impact the Industrial Vegetation Management Market

Like many other industries, the market for industrial vegetation management products has been affected by generic products that have eroded share from the major brands and ratcheted up price competition. Nevertheless, there remains ample opportunity to command a strong market position with the right blend of innovation and service delivery. Read full article.Continue reading

Global Lubricant Basestocks: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Kline’s energy industry vice-president to discuss the outlook for key raw materials in the post recession world at European Base Oils & Lubricants conference in London

Kline’s energy market expert Geeta Agashe, will provide an assessment of the forecast for key raw materials  in the post recession world. Geeta will discuss the changing trends in base oil supply and demand and the drivers behind these changes in the global market.Continue reading