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High SPF Sunscreen Additional Data Sought By FDA

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA expects to publish a "comprehensive" sunscreen final monograph covering formulation, labeling and testing methodologies for both UVA and UVB radiation by Dec. 31, 2001, the agency announced in a June 8 Federal Register notice.

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AHA labeling guidance drafted: FDA's Office of Cosmetics & Colors has drafted a labeling guidance for cosmetics formulated with AHAs and expects to publish the draft in an upcoming Federal Register notice, Division of Science and Applied Technology Director Adele Dennis, PhD, tells CTFA Science Executive Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas Nov. 11-13. Guidance for labeling alpha hydroxy acid-containing products with "sun alert" warnings is one of the cosmetics office's "A" list priorities for fiscal 2001 (1"The Rose Sheet" Jan. 15, p. 10). AHAs are known to increase sensitivity to the sun, so CTFA has requested labeling advise consumers to use sunscreen while and for one week after using AHA-containing products (2"The Rose Sheet" July 10, 2000, p. 8)...

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