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Dermatologists Raise Concern for Hydroquinone Banning

Dermatologists have raised their voice against the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposed rule banning over-the-counter availability of hydroquinone.

California Questions Safety of Anthraquinone

OEHHA, the lead organization for the implementation of Proposition 65 in California has once again extended the closing date for public comment regarding its intent to list anthraquinone.

Eye Products Containing Lead Banned in Maryland

Best Foods Inc. (New York) has agreed to stop selling eye cosmetic products that contain lead in Maryland.

CIR Reviews Safety for 17 Ingredients

At the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel's 101st meeting, a total of 17 separate ingredient reports were considered.

CIR Reopens Assessment on Calendula Officinalis

After receiving a report from UNITIS, CIR is once again investigating the safety of Calendula officinalis in leave-on cosmetics.

CTFA Requests Public Comments on Guidelines

The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) is requesting public comments on the new and revised CTFA Quality Assurance and Good Manufacturing Practice Guidelines.

Canada Regulates Cosmetic Labels

All cosmetics sold in Canada must now be labelled with a list of ingredients in descending order of content.

FDA Eyes "Functional Foods"

The FDA recently announced plans for a public hearing focused on foods being marketed as "functional foods."

NTEF Questions Cosmetic Ingredients

The National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation (NTEF) has questioned some ingredients, specifically hydrogenated peanut oil, that are formulated into cosmetic and personal care products.

FDA Regulates Cattle Materials in Cosmetics

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a final rule regulating the use of cattle materials in human food and cosmetics.

CTFA Addresses Rising Concerns for Nanoparticles in Personal Care

The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) has released a scientific white paper detailing the science behind the benefits of nanotechnology in personal care products...

US Regulations Update: FDA Issues Final Monograph for Skin Protectants

On June 4, 2003, the FDA published the Final Monograph (FM) for Skin Protectant Drugs for Human Use.

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