FDA’s July Warning Letters To Skin-Care Marketers Continue To Surface
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Add Menscience Androceuticals, La Bella Figura and Healing Scents to the list of skin-care marketers hit with FDA warning letters in July. The agency’s policy is to wait for warning letter recipients to acknowledge receipt before posting the communications to its website.
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