Pallone To Energy & Commerce Chair Upton: Cosmetics Hearing Needed
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone asks Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton to hold a hearing on cosmetics oversight when the House reconvenes after Labor Day. Pallone intends to introduce his own bill at that time, which likely will compare to the Personal Care Products Safety Act proposed in the Senate.
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As recently reported by The Rose Sheet, FDA continues to investigate more than 21,000 adverse-event reports from users of WEN Cleansing Conditioners, marketed by Chaz Dean and Guthy-Renker, LLC. The agency published an alert July 19, noting that the cause of the AEs is still not known, and issued a call to consumers and health care providers for information that could help to fill in the blanks.
Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., introduces the Cosmetic Safety Enhancement Act of 2012 before March 27th’s Energy and Commerce hearing on cosmetics regulation. Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Ed Markey push for their Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011, while Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., intends to introduce his own cosmetics plan.