Food And Drug Administration

New FDA commissioner confirmed

New FDA commissioner confirmed

By Deanna Utroske

Dr. Robert Califf now leads the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration. The cardiologist-by-training is expected to focus much more on issues of food, drug, and tobacco regulation than on cosmetics.  

Cosmetics research could be subject to IND requirements

Cosmetics research could be subject to IND requirements

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the comment period on guidance which could require cosmetics research to secure an Investigational New Drug (IND) before carrying out clinical trials.

FDA draft guidance urges manufacturers to substantiate product safety

FDA draft guidance urges manufacturers to substantiate product safety

By Andrew McDougall

The US Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidelines on the safety of nanomaterials in cosmetic products, urging manufacturers to meet with it before incorporating the ingredients into formulations, to substantiate the product’s safety.

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