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About Eileen

Washington DC, USA

+21 year(s) experience

Eileen Francis
Eileen is a reporter for HBW Insight, tracking developments in OTC drug research, manufacturing, regulation, finance, M&A and marketing. She favors stories on e-commerce trends and the industry's drive toward Rx-to-OTC drug switches. Eileen also contributes coverage on the dietary supplement industry. She has a keen eye for pieces that delve into the rising self-care movement and how it is raising the innovation bar for marketers.

Eileen started her journalism career as a reporter for Rose Sheet covering news relating to personal care R&D, new products, M&A and marketing, before assuming the role of managing editor. She later joined the Tan Sheet, broadening her expertise to OTC drugs and dietary supplements. Both Rose Sheet and Tan Sheet now are part of HBW Insight.

Early in her career, she served as a writer for a lobbying firm and as a blogger covering patent law news for an international law firm. Outside of Informa, her freelance work includes articles on business, art and travel. When not sitting behind her desk, Eileen is usually found running on a trail or treadmill. 


Analyst Articles

Articles by Eileen

  • HBW Insight : コンシューマーヘルスケア産業のニュース

    Coronavirus Disruption Likely In Supply Chain, Stockpiling Spikes Consumer Health Sales

    Hand sanitizer, vitamin, energy drink, first-aid kis and medical face mask sales soar globally as consumers fearing spread of the coronavirus stockpile food and other essentials, a Nielsen report shows. FDA says outbreak could lead to interruptions in drug and medical device supplies; agency has not addressed consumer health supplies specifically, and industry is increasingly concerned with availability.

    Topic Coronavirus

  • HBW Insight : コンシューマーヘルスケア産業のニュース

    Amazon Supplements, OTC Drugs Ride Lower Prices To Gains In Market Share

    Amazon’s Solimo supplement and Basic Care OTC lines unlikely to expand much, says Jefferies analyst Brian Tanquilut. Still, brands are well positioned against retail private label competitors, as most products are priced lower than similar products by Walgreens and CVS.

    Topic drug-review