Cosmetics ‘Are Not Risk-Free’; FDA Committed to Modernizing Regs – Commish Gottlieb
FDA is committed to working with Congress to update cosmetics regulations and its related authorities, as “we have not been able to expand the scope of what we’re able to do commensurate with the expansion and the scope of this industry,” Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told House appropriators Feb. 26.
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