Former presidential candidate John Kerry is leading an attack on
the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), criticizing the
regulatory body for failing to respond to the potential health
hazard of lead in lipsticks.
Procter and Gamble today came into conflict with the FDA over what
the agency called the "unlawful" marketing and labeling of a
Vicks branded soap, which the company claims fights germs for
up to three hours after application.
The US House of Appropriations is debating a bill to increase
funding for the Office of Cosmetics and Colors; an increase that
may be much needed as products containing nanotechnology and
In light of the recent scare over poisonous chemicals found in
toothpaste exports from China, the US Food and Drug Administration
has advised consumers to avoid buying any toothpaste labeled as
made in China.
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials have this month
approved the sales of silicone breast implants for the first time
in 14 years. Revelations that have led to widespread scepticism as
to whether it is to soon for silicone...
The need for tighter regulations on the use of nanotechnologies in
unregulated cosmetic and pharmaceuticals was again called into
question at a meeting called by the US Food and Drug Administration
AGI Dermatics says it is testing a new drug, Dimericine, which it
claims can be incorporated into anti-ageing and sunscreen products
as a means of repairing uv-related damage already apparent in the
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics says that the FDA recently
conducted a safety study of phthlates - a group of industrial
chemicals linked to birth defects that are used in many cosmetics
products - but is refusing to publicly release...
Basic Research has said it is working with the FDA following a
warning letter sent by the goverment regulation body stating that
marketing claims for its anti-wrinkle treatment, StriVectin-SD,
could mean the product's status...
Restylane is the third injectable wrinkle treatment to win approval
from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The product is made
with hyaluronic acid, a substance normally found in the skin that
helps keep it plump. Already...