ICMAD Beefs Up Lobbying To Deter 'Wrong Decision' In Congress
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Pam Busiek, head of the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors, discusses the trade group's ongoing work in Washington where multiple, differently sized bills for updating cosmetics regulations are under consideration. Notably, ICMAD's roster of advocates now includes former FDA Cosmetics Director John Bailey.
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