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Scientists at INSEAD in Singapore, Tel Aviv University and New York University have found that rather than scaring consumers away, warnings on drug labels can improve consumers’ opinions and increase product sales when there is a delay between seeing the ad and deciding to buy or consume the product.
Australia and New Zealand have taken a first step toward regulating nanotechnology, specifically with a call for food companies to disclose any products that contain particles invisible to the naked eye.
Australia issued its new Cosmetics Standard 2007. The following is a breakdown of products originally considered as therapeutic drugs if they made SPF claims, and that will now be regulated as secondary sunscreens.
The Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Authority, a joint organization between New Zealand and Australia to establish uniform cosmetic regulation, has launched a newsletter to chronicle its actions.
Recent reports alleging that lavender and tea tree oil may cause breast growth in young boys has little substance, according to ATTIA.
The Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (ASCC) warned in a recent press release that government changes to the regulation of moisturizers containing sunscreens could put the public at a higher risk of skin cancer...
The Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia (SCFA) announced a new partnership to put skin care claims such as natural, antiaging and UV protection to stringent new test levels under a new product endorsement program.
I have been accumulating odds and ends of regulatory issues over the year, and this column-the last of 2002-seems like an ideal place to present them.