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Cosmetics Reform Bill Relaunches In Senate, Sending Stakeholders To Familiar Corners

The Personal Care Products Safety Act introduced in the Senate May 11, and the Cosmetic Modernization Amendments Act that launched in the House earlier this year, closely mirror versions that divided big and small business in the last Congress. So while the US political environment may be dramatically changed, the legislative situation for stakeholders seeking updated cosmetics regulations, at the moment, is not.

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Appeals Court To Hear Suit Alleging Nivea Lotion Is Unlawfully Marketed Drug

Beiersdorf's Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion is an unapproved drug based on the brand's skin-tightening claims, according to a plaintiff who says she should not have spent money on a product that is on the market illegally. A California district court dismissed the suit April 4, but the plaintiff is appealing.

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Rose Report Podcast – April 2017

Rose Sheet’s editorial team discusses key news and trending issues in the cosmetics and dietary supplement sectors over the past month, including the prospects for cosmetics regulatory reform legislation, developments in “natural” litigation, notable National Advertising Division cases, FDA work on “healthy” dietary supplement labeling and CVS’ planned quality standards for supplement products.

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Supplement Claims Targeting Elderly, Weight Conscious Top FTC Priorities

Dubious supplement ad claims that have driven FTC enforcement in the sector for some time likely will continue as three commission seats are filled, says advertising practices official Richard Cleland.

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More Ephedra Found, Sibutramine Crime In Texas: Health And Wellness Industry News

MusclMasster recalls Al-Er-G after FDA officials discovered during a recent inspection it contained ephedra. The use of sibutramine in products marketed as supplements led to a Texas man's conviction on a criminal count of possessing a controlled substance.

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Supplement Adverse Event Reports Grow, But FDA Says 'Serious' Intel Is Short

Serious AERs submitted to FDA have plateaued since 2010, though reports the agency receives from consumers steadily increased. While FDA suspects supplement firms are not providing all serious AERs as required, stakeholders say the agency overestimates the number of serious AERs.

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Supplement Industry Oversight Among FDA Programs Targeted For $86M Budget Cut

The first budget proposal by President Trump suggests research by FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research on food- and nutritional supplement-related issues will be curtailed as part of a $3m cut to the center's appropriation.

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Consumer Reports Blasts SPF Claims Again, But Industry's Problems May Be Bigger

The annual bad marks given to sunscreen brands from Consumer Reports for their SPF claims could be due to CR's nonconformity with FDA-prescribed test guidelines or could signal testing failures or other compliance problems in the industry. In any event, companies are hurrying to retest sunscreen formulas and validate their claims.

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At Supplement Regulation Table, Industry And FDA Target Dealing Out 'Quick Buck' Players

FDA's ODSP, says Director Steven Tave, found "how much there is in common between what our goals are at FDA and what your goals are in the industry." Trade group executives suggest changes both for the industry and FDA, though none expect noncompliant firms to fall into line short of being forced off the market.

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Think FDA Inspections Are Painful Now? These Could Be The Good Old Days

ICMAD's recent regulatory workshop offered perspective from FDA's Linda Katz and industry experts on the inspection process for cosmetics facilities under current law. It's clear that FDA inspections can be an ordeal, but that would pale in comparison to challenges that could arise under the proposed Personal Care Products Safety Act.

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Supplement Industry Oversight Among FDA Programs Targeted For $86M Budget Cut

The first budget proposal by President Trump suggests research by FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research on food- and nutritional supplement-related issues will be curtailed as part of a $3m cut to the center's appropriation.

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PCPSA Recast Offers Small-Biz Concessions, Gains New Industry Support

The recast of the Personal Care Products Safety Act includes new exemptions and revised fee expectations for the smallest cosmetics businesses, winning support from their trade groups. But the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors, whose members range in size up to Mary Kay, still finds the bill's proposed regulatory framework too burdensome to get behind.

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SARMs Supplements Mean Recall To One Firm, False Advertising To Another

Dynamic Technical Formulations recalls its Tri-Ton product after FDA analysis found it contained selective androgen receptor modulators. Nutrition Distribution, meanwhile, alleges Metabolic Edge Nutritional Supplements markets supplements containing SARMS.

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EWG Seeks Court-Ordered Deadlines For FDA Action On Hazardous Hair Smoothers

On the surface, FDA appears at this point to have answered EWG's 2011 petition seeking investigative and rulemaking action related to formaldehyde-releasing hair smoothers. It may be that EWG just doesn't like the answer and has run out of administrative and legal options, but the group is persisting with an amended complaint filed May 15 in federal court.

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Consumer Reports Blasts SPF Claims Again, But Industry's Problems May Be Bigger

The annual bad marks given to sunscreen brands from Consumer Reports for their SPF claims could be due to CR's nonconformity with FDA-prescribed test guidelines or could signal testing failures or other compliance problems in the industry. In any event, companies are hurrying to retest sunscreen formulas and validate their claims.

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Supplement Claims Targeting Elderly, Weight Conscious Top FTC Priorities

Dubious supplement ad claims that have driven FTC enforcement in the sector for some time likely will continue as three commission seats are filled, says advertising practices official Richard Cleland.

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FTC Shares Doubts About Supplements, Ad Claims In Its Consumer Library

FTC announces an addition to its library of consumer information with on supplements. It also notes online initiative by the Consortium for Health and Military Performance at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences "mostly intended for the military community" but also relevant to other consumers.

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Avon's Ongoing Struggles Prompt Renewed Investor Call For CEO Ouster

Management projects a strong second half after Avon's first-quarter sales advanced 2%, reported, but dipped in constant currency. Analysts received the guidance guardedly, and a group of investors led by Barington Capital are unconvinced the firm can turn things around under current leadership.

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NGO Sunscreen Reports Leave Consumers With Less-Than-Stellar Options

The Environmental Working Group's 2017 guide steers consumers toward mineral-based formulas due to purported risks associated with chemical actives, while Consumer Reports says mineral sunscreens are most likely to carry inflated SPF claims. Online chatter shows that consumers are understandably at a loss.

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Honest's Baby Wipes Recall: A Quality-Control Or Preservatives Problem?

Honest may be finding that its high standards for product quality are hard to meet without traditional preservative workhorses. The company's wipes recall follows a baby powder recall in January, both for potential microbial contamination, which almost inevitably will land Honest on FDA's for-cause inspection list.

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Cosmetic News In Brief: J&J Loses Fourth Talc Trial; California Salon Labeling Bill; More

In the biggest talc verdict to date, J&J is ordered to pay $110m to a woman who alleges a link between use of the firm’s Johnson’s Baby Powder and ovarian cancer, the fourth such loss for the firm in the same St. Louis court; More cosmetics news in brief.

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Supplement Claims Targeting Elderly, Weight Conscious Top FTC Priorities

Dubious supplement ad claims that have driven FTC enforcement in the sector for some time likely will continue as three commission seats are filled, says advertising practices official Richard Cleland.

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More Ephedra Found, Sibutramine Crime In Texas: Health And Wellness Industry News

MusclMasster recalls Al-Er-G after FDA officials discovered during a recent inspection it contained ephedra. The use of sibutramine in products marketed as supplements led to a Texas man's conviction on a criminal count of possessing a controlled substance.

Dietary Supplements Regulation

Supplement Adverse Event Reports Grow, But FDA Says 'Serious' Intel Is Short

Serious AERs submitted to FDA have plateaued since 2010, though reports the agency receives from consumers steadily increased. While FDA suspects supplement firms are not providing all serious AERs as required, stakeholders say the agency overestimates the number of serious AERs.

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