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With AE Reporting Push, FDA Emphasizes Importance Of Cosmetic Safety

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA hopes a campaign promoting its adverse event reporting program for cosmetics will lead to increased consumer participation, which could put further pressure on industry to ensure the safety of their products.

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