In order to ensure public health, professionals in the health care field must continue to rely on over-the-counter antiseptic healthcare products, according to a leading trade association. The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) issued the following re… Read More »
Lonzagard BKC cGMP Benzalkonium Chloride is a suitable alternative to triclosan as it satisfies the strict FDA requirements as an active for consumer health care and food professional hand soaps and sanitizers, according to its creator, Lonza.
Highl… Read More »
Two US senators introduced legislation in April that would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to evaluate and report on some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and personal care products such as shampoo and skin cream. The Personal Care… Read More »
Consumer Reports, which recently tested 34 sunscreens, found that nearly a third didn’t meet the SPF claim on their labels, missing the mark by anywhere from 16% to 70%.
But there’s good news in the report: many of the sunscreens Consu… Read More »
Recent developments with the FDA and the Sunscreen Innovation Act (SIA) have cast a shadow on the filter approval process in the US. In case you missed it, the FDA has basically rejected the call to speed up the approvals of the Time and Extent Appli… Read More »
The New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ Suppliers Day was a success, as usual. There were approximately 400 exhibitors and more than 5,500 attendees crowding the aisles. Among the masses, were the following exhibitors pr… Read More »
The third time is definitely not the charm. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently sent warning letters to StriVectin, Moy-Fincher Medical Group and Skin Authority LLC.
According to the letter sent to StriVectin (following a December… Read More »
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to share data on pesticides and toxic substances. This will allow the agencies to share information that will better inf… Read More »
The FDA has decided to move the goal post. It has declared that to approve a new UV filter you must surpass the requirements of a New Drug Application (NDA). The new hurdle set by the FDA is that all such ingredients must pass the stringent req… Read More »
Sunscreens have been in the headlines recently. We start the New Year with an act of Congress, The Sunscreen Innovation Act (SIA), which was just signed by President Obama into law in November. Its implications will be debated extensively in the futu… Read More »