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2015 In Review: Legislative Letdowns Weigh On Industry And NGOs Alike

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

The US Sunscreen Innovation Act's implementation, which has frustrated TEA sponsors, Congress and public-health advocates, was a hot topic for "Rose Sheet" readers in 2015, as well as a lawsuit in the EU that could greatly dilute the European ban on cosmetic animal testing, much to animal-welfare groups' dismay.

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