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USP: Setting Ingredient Standards

This article gives an overview of the standards-setting process used in the United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary (USP–NF), an annual publication that helps to ensure the integrity of ingredients used in cosmetics, toiletries and other personal care products.

World Progress in Cosmetics Regulation

There have been several important changes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Japan and the European Union (EU) which will affect cosmetics sold in these countries. The additions in Japan and the safety issues raised by the Scientifi c Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) in the EU will impact formulators worldwide by permitting once-restricted ingredients, requesting more safety evaluations or changing labeling requirements.

California Revisited

With the 2005 session of California’s Senate and House, 2 new bills were introduced that could restrict and regulate cosmetics uniquely to California. These bills are Assembly Bill 908 and Senate Bill 484. By D. Steinberg

Federal Laboratory Technology

The Federal budget for research and development proposed for the fiscal year 2003 is $112 billion. About $59 billion is for defense-related R&D, and about $53 billion is non-defense related.

Year-End Review of Regulatory Issues

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.

Mexican Cosmetic Regulations: Part 2 of 2

In Part 2, I will discuss cosmetic ingredients that are restricted in Mexico. I'll survey the permitted and resticted colors, label requirements and special regulations regarding cosmetic treatment products.

Frequency of use of Preservatives 2001

From data collected in the FDA's Voluntary Registration of Cosmetics Formulations program, the author reports on the preservative most frequently used in cosmetics sold in the United States in 2001 and 1996.

Mexican Cosmetic Regulations: Part 1 of 2

Mexico has a list of products that are regulated as cosmetics. Cosmetics are defined as perfumery and beauty products which, through suitable technical means, can modify the natural odor of the body and maintain and improve its aesthetics.

Canadian Environmental Protection Act and Its Personal Care Implications

Canadian Environmental Protection Act and its personal care implications.

FDA Prepares for Y2K

Yes, here we are in year 2000. Its well-known acronym "Y2K" has been the subject of increasing conversation over the past year. It has not arrived!

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