IBA President Don Frey On 'Inside The Box' Innovation And Sensible Cosmetics Legislation
The Honest Company alum brings to the Independent Beauty Association an extensive R&D background and the conviction that constraints on businesses today can and should foster innovation. That said, unduly burdensome legislation threatens to have a stifling effect on cosmetics innovation, the group’s new president and CEO tells HBW Insight in Part 2 of this interview.
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Despite repeated stakeholder assertions of being “closer than ever” to modernizing cosmetics regulations, the 115th Congress ended with reform legislation stranded in committee. The Personal Care Products says midterm elections diverted lawmakers’ attention from unresolved issues, likely including possible preemption terms to put a lid on growing state and local requirements.
US Interim Funding Bill Gets Biden’s Signature; Window Narrows For Cosmetics, Dietary Supplement Legislation
Passed by the US House and signed into law on 30 September, the Continuing Appropriations and Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023, avoids a partial government shutdown and furloughs in FDA user-fee programs. Policy riders stripped from the legislation, including for cosmetics and dietary supplement regulatory changes, could still find their way into a final FY 2023 spending omnibus.