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Fourth Time’s A Charm? President’s FY 2016 Budget Includes Cosmetic Fees

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Continuing what has become a familiar refrain, the Obama administration’s fiscal 2016 budget request for FDA includes cosmetics user fees, marking the fourth consecutive year that such a system has been proposed. Legislation would need to be introduced – and passed – in order to establish cosmetics user fees.

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