Industry Cautions FDA To Avoid ‘Overinterpreting’ Cosmetic Allergy Survey Results
In a March 5 statement, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb included labeling disclosure of known cosmetic allergens among elements that could be included in a modernized system for cosmetics oversight. The agency’s planned consumer survey, designed to assess “allergy to cosmetics,” could help to inform exploratory steps in that direction.
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FDA Moves Forward With Planned Cosmetic Allergy Survey, Defends Practical Utility, Statistical Power
Based on stakeholder comments, the FDA has made changes to the online questionnaire it plans to use to collect information from 1,000 consumers about adverse events they have experienced and believe were caused by allergens in cosmetic products. The agency remains confident that the pilot study will provide useful insight into cosmetic allergy prevalence in the US.
Rep. Pallone’s Discussion Draft For Cosmetics Reform Closely Mirrors Reintroduced Feinstein/Collins Bill
A bipartisan proposal from new House Energy & Commerce chair Frank Pallone and Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., is a near-facsimile of the reintroduced Personal Care Products Safety Act in the Senate. This could set the stage for simultaneous consideration and expeditious movement in both chambers of Congress.
The agency issued a safety alert March 5 advising consumers to avoid three makeup products sold – at least previously – in Claire’s stores, which cater to girls and young women. The situation throws into relief the limitations of the current regulatory framework for cosmetics, which FDA is committed to modernizing while exploring steps to improve oversight using existing tools.