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

Oct 1, 2009 | Contact Author | By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
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Title: Cosmetics Registration in California and the FDA's Electronic-only Drug Registration
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Abstract: 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.

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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.

Registration in California 
In October 2005, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the Safe Cosmetics Act (SB 484) into law; for a detailed review of this act, read the October 2005 and February 2006 “Regulatory Review” columns.1, 2

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