Senators Push FDA For SPF Cap, Spray Sunscreen Review
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
A group of Senators has sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg asking the agency to resolve sunscreen issues that remain in regulatory limbo. Led by Sen. Jack Reed, D-RI, the Senators urge FDA to establish a UV protection cap and thoroughly review spray sunscreens for safety.
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