NPA Seeks “Seat At The Table” In Drafting Cosmetics Legislation In 2013
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The Natural Products Association’s Cara Welch, senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs, speaks with “The Rose Sheet” about the trade group’s plans to work closely with legislators to draft language in bills impacting the cosmetics industry.
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