FDA Proposes $19 Mil. In Cosmetics User Fees To Support Enhanced Oversight
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
With almost $19 million in user fees proposed for cosmetics manufacturers in FDA’s budget request, the agency intends to overhaul regulation of the personal-care industry.
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Collecting user fees from cosmetics manufacturers to the tune of $19 million would help “improve FDA’s capacity to promote greater safety and understanding of cosmetic products,” the agency says. FDA submitted a similar proposal last year and will be up against challenges again in securing the necessary legislation.
“The Rose Sheet” offers an overview of the year in cosmetics, analyzing 2012’s biggest news and the publication’s most-read stories. Highlights include a proposal in Obama’s 2013 budget request to institute cosmetics user fees, the rash of late-year warning letters and regulatory developments in California.
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