Costs Would Snowball With User Fees For Cosmetics Firms – Attorneys
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Cosmetic manufacturers could be facing a raft of new expenses if user-fee legislation passes, attorneys say. With increased funding, FDA could move the cosmetics industry toward a regulatory framework like the 510(k) premarket notification system in place for medical devices, Arent Fox’s Georgia Ravitz suggests.
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“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.
New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance will discuss his cosmetics bill, the Cosmetic Safety Amendments Act, with L’Oreal employees at a news conference on May 7. The bill is also backed by the Personal Care Products Council, which is working to gain legislative support from both parties.
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