Recent in Claims/Labeling (page 6 of 7)
Jan 13, 2009
Vicks VapoRub, a popular topical congestion remedy, was reported to cause airway inflammation, resulting in restricted breathing in infants and toddlers, according to a study by Wake Forest University.
Dec 17, 2008 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
The Principal Register grants benefits to registered trademarks; the Supplemental Register is primarily designed for marks to distinguish the applicant's goods or services
Apr 9, 2008
Manufacturers are trying to prove to consumers that their products are eco-friendly, according to a study.
Sep 20, 2007
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to Procter & Gamble Co. over hand sanitizer claims.
May 24, 2007
The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association has announced that the Consumer Commitment Code is now in effect.
May 30, 2006
Consumers rely on product labels nearly every day. For many, labels provide answers to questions a consumer may have about results, but what if those labels aren't entirely accurate.
Apr 27, 2006 | David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
The 7th Amendment to the Cosmetic Directive of the European Union (EU) has added 26 new contact allergens that the EU states must be listed on the ingredient declaration if they exceed certain minimum levels.
Feb 1, 2006
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register requiring the declaration of carmine and cochineal extract...
Dec 23, 2005 | G. Guglielmini, Sinerga SpA
Tanning magnifiers, known in the United States as tanning accelerators, enhance the substrate or the production of melanin. One example is an innovative N-acyl derivative from L-tyrosine. This article describes a way to evaluate its pigmentation efficacy after UV irradiation. Also discussed is the regulatory status of tanning magnifiers.
Dec 23, 2005 | Jean L. Fourcroy, MD, PhD, MPH, and Howard I. Maibach, MD
Both the cosmetic industry and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have had a long and interesting history. FDA’s history began in 1906 with the enactment of the Pure Food and Drug Act. This was the first attempt to regulate the safety of products (or additives). For almost 100 years Congress has set the standards and published them in the United States Code (USC). FDA and other federal agencies promulgate regulations through notice and comment rulemaking. Proposed regulations are published in the Federal Register (FR) and the public is given an opportunity to comment. The agencies then publish in the Federal Register final regulations together with a preamble discussing each comment. Industry and regulatory scientists eagerly follow these changes and access them on the Web. Final regulations are compiled in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Dec 23, 2005 | Ken Klein, Cosmetech Laboratories
As you know, sunscreen products are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as drugs because they are “intended” to prevent disease (skin cancer). As such, they are required to follow the rules and regulations as mandated by the FDA. Thus, they must use Drug Facts labeling; list the drugs (sunscreen actives) using the proper drug nomenclature; list the percentage of drug used; specify the drug function (sunscreen) and label; warnings and directions for use, etc.
Dec 13, 2005 | David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
Cosmeceuticals are not regulated as such in the Europeon Union, United States or Japan. In the EU, most are considered cosmetics; in the United States, most are seen as drugs that probably have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In Japan, they are regulated as quasi-drugs. As you can see, we go from the extremes of limited regulated cosmetics in the EU to pre-approvals in Japan, and fi nally a lack of enforcement in the United States.