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FDA Clampdown On Excessive Anti-Aging Claims May Lighten Up In 2017

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA issued close to 30 warning letters to cosmetics firms in 2016 for unapproved drug claims as part of “a project for reviewing product labels and websites for drug claims related to anti-aging.” That initiative may be winding down, if it hasn’t already, but the agency is playing its cards close to its vest going into the new year.

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