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FDA Questioning Hydroquinone

In an August Federal Register the US Food and Drug Administration suggested that OTC skin bleaching products should require an approved new drug application.

FDA Alert on Hydroquinone

After reviewing literature on hydroquinone, the FDA announced additional studies are needed to rule out its potential carcinogenic risk.

Canada to Review Chemicals Banned by EU

Health Canada announced plans to review 22 chemicals that recently were banned by the European Union (EU).

FDA Overhauls Advisory Committee

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has disclosed details of its efforts to improve its advisory committees of experts.

A Century of Progressive Regulation

This article reports some of the key progress made in ingredient regulation by the FDA and CTFA in the United States over the past 100 years, leading to today's standards and progress.

2005 Preservatives Use: Frequency Report and Registration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compiles frequency of use data from registrations submitted through the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP). Here, a review of the latest preservative data collected is presented as well as a discussion of the importance of the registration program.

Luxury Cosmetics At Risk

A joint agreement to fight counterfeiting and intellectual property theft was signed by U.S. president George W. Bush and EU Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso.

Border Inspection Slows

The number of Food and Drug Administration(FDA) border inspectors has seen a drastic drop in the past four years.

Cleaner Products for CARB

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) reviewed its plan to regulate many consumer products.

FDA Petitioned to Assess Nanotech Risk

CTA and a coalition of consumer, health and environmental groups called on the FDA to address nanomaterials in consumer products.

OPI Pressured to Make Over Nail Polish Formulas

A coalition delivering letters to nail salons that sell OPI nail products is urging salons to sell safer brands of nail polish.

Ingredient Review Update from CTFA

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) board announced updated ingredient assessments in its April 4, 2006, report.

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