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Council Proposes "Modernized" FDA Oversight Of Personal-Care Industry

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

The largely self-regulated personal-care industry has announced its support of legislation to expand FDA's oversight role

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Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., introduces the Cosmetic Safety Enhancement Act of 2012 before March 27th’s Energy and Commerce hearing on cosmetics regulation. Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Ed Markey push for their Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011, while Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., intends to introduce his own cosmetics plan.

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Stakeholders from industry, government and FDA discussed ideas for changing the agency’s oversight of cosmetics at a House subcommittee meeting March 27. The need for a national regulatory system, mandatory recalls, company and ingredient registration and adverse event reporting were debated.

FDA, Industry To Testify At House Cosmetics Hearing

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