FDA Wants Fast Approval For Cosmetic, Supplement Perceptions Survey
FDA is seeking public comment,with 10 April deadline, on proposal to create a collection of information entitled "Generic Clearance for Qualitative Data to Support Social and Behavioral Research for Food, Dietary Supplements, Cosmetics, and Animal Food and Feed."
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