Recent in North America (page 1 of 9)
Apr 26, 2017 | Robert Ross-Fichtner, Angela Mazza, MD, and Anna Schwanke, Focal Point Research Inc., Mississauga, Ontario
It can be deduced from today's scientific literature that countless ingredients have been developed with the intent to alter the structure and function of human skin. This raises important questions in terms of how these products should be regulated and what types of safety standards they should be held to.
Jan 3, 2017 | Robert Ross-Fichtner and Dayna Lozon, Focal Point Research Inc., Mississauga, ON
Health Canada is working to reform regulations for cosmetics, natural health products and over-the-counter drugs based on risk. The newly proposed system raises endless questions, concerns and opinions.
Dec 22, 2016
Want a say in the levels of lead allowed in cosmetics? Now's your chance. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is seeking comments on its newly drafted guidelines.
Oct 20, 2016 | Pascal Yvon, IDEA Tests Group
Europe's Cosmetics Regulation requires that, prior to their market release, cosmetic products undergo a safety assessment. From this, a safety report is drawn up for each product. In this column, we show you what elements of data you’ll need to gather.
Oct 18, 2016
“The safety of our cosmetics and personal care products is our top priority–without safe products those who manufacture and sell them would have no business."
Oct 6, 2016
In this sixth video in our series, David C. Steinberg considers whether the FDA's triclosan ruling presents an opportunity.
Sep 30, 2016
The FDA's ruling on triclosan raises two questions, which David C. Steinberg describe in this fourth video in our series. However, he concedes that fighting the ruling is like "doubling down on an already-lost bet."
Sep 28, 2016
In this third video in a series, David C. Steinberg predicts the outlook for future consumer hand sanitizers in light of the FDA's triclosan ruling.
Sep 23, 2016
Triclosan got the FDA's boot earlier this month. So now what? In this second installment of our video series, David Steinberg continues the discussion.
Sep 21, 2016
Triclosan got the FDA's boot earlier this month, but why? In this interview with David Steinberg, C&T gets the backstory.
Sep 6, 2016
The FDA is issuing a final rule under which OTC consumer antiseptic wash products containing the majority of the antibacterial active ingredients—including triclosan and triclocarban—will no longer be able to be marketed.
Aug 26, 2016 | Robert Ross-Fichtner and Claire Robichaud, Focal Point Research Inc. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
As tattooing has surged in popularity, so have incidences of injury and infection. The industry has begun to consider if and how the ingredients used in tattooing should be regulated.