United States – OTC Drug Review Call for Data On December 31, 2003, the FDA announced a call for data for an OTC drug review, for drugs that have not been reviewed as of this date. These include drugs sold before 5/11/72 (when the OTC drug review began) and identified by OTC category. Also included are OTC drugs marketed before 12/4/75 and described the DA’s general regulatory policy. The call for data covers these categories of ingredients, some of which have been considered to be cosmetics, not drugs:
- Nasal moisturizer drug products
- Urinary analgesic/antiseptic drug products
- Urinary acidifiers and alkalinizers
- Aloe vera and urea
- Wrinkle remover products
- Lubricants and vaginal moisturizers
Excerpt Only This is a shortened version or summary of the article that appeared in the June 1, 2004 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. The full content is not currently available online.