Council-Approved Cosmetics Safety Bill Launches
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., introduces the Cosmetic Safety Amendments Act of 2012, with “the full support” of the Personal Care Products Council. Bill would not require manufacturers to substantiate product safety prior to market or pay user fees, but it does include registration, ingredient disclosure and adverse-event reporting requirements and proposes a significant increase in FDA’s oversight role.
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