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.
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