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Sunscreen monograph effective date delay

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA plans to publish notice further delaying effective date for sunscreen final monograph by the end of December, agency says in a recently-released meeting memorandum. The current compliance date is Dec. 31, 2002. During an Oct. 29 meeting with CTFA, the agency said it plans to postpone effective date and consider a number of issues raised by the association, memo notes. CTFA requested: elimination of limits on SPF claims; elimination of restrictions on anti-aging claims for sunscreens; broader selection of approved uses and directions; and relief from some labeling requirements for all sunscreens, skin protectants and antiperspirants...

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