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Recent in North America (page 8 of 16)

Cosmetics Registration in California and the FDA's Electronic-only Drug Registration

The stars where poorly aligned on June 15, 2009, when California finally issued its registration procedure and forms for the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005. At the same time, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) moved to an electronic-only filing system for drug registrations. These two changes have created significantly more work for the personal care industry—and with questionable benefits.

Comparatively Speaking: US FDA Categories of Hand Sanitizer Actives

Anthony J. O’Lenick, Jr. turns to David R. Macinga, PhD, and James W. Arbogast, PhD, to explain the differences between the US FDA categories used to classify hand sanitizer actives.

Foaming Scrub Lot Recalled Due to Bacteria Presence

Arbonne International LLC has voluntarily recalled a lot of Seasource Detox Spa Foaming Sea Salt Scrub due to the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Accutane's Exit Could Fuel the Development of Topical Acne Treatments

Roche Holding AG has pulled its oral acne medication Accutane (isotretinoin), which could pave the way for its increased topical use or for the development of new topical treatments for severe acne.

FDA Dispels Lead in Lipstick Reports with Sensitive Method for Lead Analysis

The FDA announced that it has developed a new method of testing lead in lipsticks and retested all lipsticks reported to contain high amounts of lead.

Comparatively Speaking: Cosmetic vs. Cosmeceutical vs. Drug?

The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FD&C Act) defines a cosmetic by its intended use, meaning cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering appearance.

FDA Finds Harmful Bacteria in Antimicrobial Products

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers to avoid the use of Clarcon skin products. According to the FDA, there is a risk of bacterial contamination associated with the products.

FDA Recalls Face Paint Due to Adverse Reactions

The FDA has learned of a cluster of adverse events in children exposed to various colors of the face paint. All exposures occurred on the same day at an organized event and included rashes, itchiness, burning sensation, and swelling where the face paints were applied.

FDA Recalls Nail Polish Remover After Burn Reports

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a statement recalling of Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover due to a possible health risk.

The Council Urges US to Eliminate Mexican Tariffs

The Personal Care Products Council has issued a statement urging the United States to eliminate tariffs imposed by Mexico on products such as makeup, skin care, hair care and more.

Council Responds to Chemical Concern Surrounding Baby Product Chemicals

The council considered the two chemicals "trace" or extremely low in personal care products. In addition, it found that the percentages are below established regulatory limits or safety thresholds and are not a cause for health concern.

Canada Adds Isoprene and Epichlorohydrin to Ingredient Hotlist

The Canadian government announced the publication of final conclusions and initial risk management approaches for Batch 2 substances in the Chemicals Management Plan. Batch 2 included 16 substances.

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