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FDA Eyeing Study On Cosmetic Hair-Care/Hair-Loss Link

Interested parties capable of conducting in vivo and in vitro tests "to study alopecia that may be associated with the use of commercially available cosmetic hair products and individual ingredients in these products" must respond to FDA's Sources Sought Notice by Feb. 26.

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Monat Sues Former Sales Rep For 'Libelous' WEN-Like Allegations

The hair-care direct seller seeks injunctive relief and damages in a suit against a former sales rep who allegedly started the "Monat – My Modern Nightmare" Facebook group. According to Monat, there's no scientific or factual basis for defendant's claims that its products cause balding, hair loss and scalp damage.

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FDA's Opioid Label For Kratom Called Misbranding By Marketers

"Based on the scientific information in the literature and further supported by our computational modeling and the reports of its adverse effects in humans, we feel confident in calling compounds found in kratom, opioids," says Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.

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Ad Firm Behind Bogus Weight Loss Claims Fined $2M: Health And Wellness Industry News

FTC and Maine would collect $2m under a settlement on complaint that Marketing Architects created ads for a weight loss supplement firm already targeted by FTC for false claims; Long Life Unlimited warned on claims; and UK catalog claims healing powers for meristem.

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Anti-Aging Supplement Claims End, Monitoring Of Distributors' Regulatory Compliance Begins

Telomerase Activation Sciences settles with FTC over unsupported claims its supplement and topical could restore aging immune systems, increase bone density and reverse the effects of aging skin. The company sold its supplement for up $2,200 per month and had at least $56m in sales.
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FDA's Kratom Campaign Turns To Firms Destroying Inventory, Recalling Products

FDA announcement that Missouri firm Divinity Products will recall and destroy kratom was part of the agency's latest warning that ingredients derived from the herb are not safe for use in supplements or for therapeutic use to treat symptoms of withdrawal from opioid abuse. FDA doesn't get agreement from the kratom sector about the herb's status as a dietary ingredient as well as its safety profile.
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Trump's Budget Surprise: FDA Gets 13% Increase

President Trump's FY 2019 budget request includes $473m in new non-user fee revenue for the US agency, a reversal of the previous year's request.

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NSF ‘Certified For Sport’ Apps Cuts Through Unsafe Supplement Clutter

NSF International introduces Certified for Sport app to identify its 700 certified supplement products by scanning a product barcode and also connect to brands' e-commerce site. Since a hard launch in late January, NSF says downloads are “in the thousands.”
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More GRASE Time For 6 OTC Antiseptic Ingredients But 24 Flushed In Final Rule

An FDA final rule rejects generally regarded as safe and effective status for 24 OTC monograph antiseptic ingredients regarding products intended for use by health care professionals in hospitals or similar venues. However, six ingredients on which FDA deferred its decision also are used in consumer antiseptic washes, which GRASE decisions pending in separate rulemakings.

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House Bill Seeks Asbestos Warnings On Unverified Kids' Cosmetics With Talc


The Children’s Product Warning Label Act of 2018 would give parents "peace of mind in knowing that the cosmetics they buy for their children are safe," says Michigan Democrat Debbie Dingell. The bill would mandate labeled cancer warnings or accredited lab testing to verify that children's cosmetics are asbestos-free, lest the products be deemed misbranded.
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Senate Health Committee Releases Cosmetics Reform Discussion Draft

The committee's discussion draft of cosmetics reform legislation combines elements of the proposed Personal Care Products Safety Act and FDA Cosmetic Safety and Modernization Act, but most closely aligns with the former. NGOs likely will be pleased; small businesses, perhaps not so much.
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US States Exploring Cosmetic Animal-Testing Bans With Federal Movement Stalled

California, New York and Hawaii are considering legislation that would ban the sale of cosmetic products tested on animals or containing animal-tested ingredients. State-level action could be the impetus needed to get Congress moving on the proposed Humane Cosmetics Act.
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House Bill Seeks Asbestos Warnings On Unverified Kids' Cosmetics With Talc


The Children’s Product Warning Label Act of 2018 would give parents "peace of mind in knowing that the cosmetics they buy for their children are safe," says Michigan Democrat Debbie Dingell. The bill would mandate labeled cancer warnings or accredited lab testing to verify that children's cosmetics are asbestos-free, lest the products be deemed misbranded.
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Monat Offensive Fails To Deter Class Actions For Alleged Fraud, Hair Loss

Direct seller launched a preemptive strike last year against a professional stylist for her allegations that Monat hair products cause hair loss and other damage "just like WEN." In recent weeks, the firm has lodged more defamation suits against individuals, while plaintiffs have begun filing proposed class actions against Monat in Florida federal court.
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Ulta Faces PR Storm, Class Actions Alleging Resale Of Used Cosmetics

A former employee's tweets in early January ignited a social media firestorm regarding alleged unsanitary resale practices in Ulta stores. The retailer says it's investigating the issue, while class actions seeking damages for potentially massive consumer classes are already being filed in US courts.
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TINA.org Alleges Gillette Products Are 'Wicked Imported,' Not Made In USA

P&G's Gillette says "we don't just market blades, we've been making them right here in Boston for over 100 years." That may be the case, but Truth in Advertising says the brand does not disclose that the majority of its products are not "all or virtually all" made in the US as its ads suggest, a finding the NGO has referred to FTC.

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P&G Trims Media Spending, Gets 'Lean' From Production To Market

P&G reduces "media waste" by 20% in 2017 and sees further cost-reduction opportunities through private marketplace deals with media companies. During an investor conference, CEO David Taylor says P&G is responding to retailer pressure with a “lean innovation” approach to move products to market more quickly.
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GNC Credit, Herbalife Q4, Industry Summit: Health And Wellness News

GNC approaches closing $300m Hayao investment with lenders' OK to re-work loans; Herbalife back to sales growth and prepares for management changes; and CFSAN's Education Resource Library is accessible as a catalog of nearly 300 publications and videos.
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Anti-Aging Supplement Claims End, Monitoring Of Distributors' Regulatory Compliance Begins

Telomerase Activation Sciences settles with FTC over unsupported claims its supplement and topical could restore aging immune systems, increase bone density and reverse the effects of aging skin. The company sold its supplement for up $2,200 per month and had at least $56m in sales.
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Monat Offensive Fails To Deter Class Actions For Alleged Fraud, Hair Loss

Direct seller launched a preemptive strike last year against a professional stylist for her allegations that Monat hair products cause hair loss and other damage "just like WEN." In recent weeks, the firm has lodged more defamation suits against individuals, while plaintiffs have begun filing proposed class actions against Monat in Florida federal court.
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House Bill Seeks Asbestos Warnings On Unverified Kids' Cosmetics With Talc


The Children’s Product Warning Label Act of 2018 would give parents "peace of mind in knowing that the cosmetics they buy for their children are safe," says Michigan Democrat Debbie Dingell. The bill would mandate labeled cancer warnings or accredited lab testing to verify that children's cosmetics are asbestos-free, lest the products be deemed misbranded.
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ICMAD Beefs Up Lobbying To Deter 'Wrong Decision' In Congress

Pam Busiek, head of the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors, discusses the trade group's ongoing work in Washington where multiple, differently sized bills for updating cosmetics regulations are under consideration. Notably, ICMAD's roster of advocates now includes former FDA Cosmetics Director John Bailey.

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GNC Credit, Herbalife Q4, Industry Summit: Health And Wellness News

GNC approaches closing $300m Hayao investment with lenders' OK to re-work loans; Herbalife back to sales growth and prepares for management changes; and CFSAN's Education Resource Library is accessible as a catalog of nearly 300 publications and videos.
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Anti-Aging Supplement Claims End, Monitoring Of Distributors' Regulatory Compliance Begins

Telomerase Activation Sciences settles with FTC over unsupported claims its supplement and topical could restore aging immune systems, increase bone density and reverse the effects of aging skin. The company sold its supplement for up $2,200 per month and had at least $56m in sales.
United States Dietary Supplements

FDA's Kratom Campaign Turns To Firms Destroying Inventory, Recalling Products

FDA announcement that Missouri firm Divinity Products will recall and destroy kratom was part of the agency's latest warning that ingredients derived from the herb are not safe for use in supplements or for therapeutic use to treat symptoms of withdrawal from opioid abuse. FDA doesn't get agreement from the kratom sector about the herb's status as a dietary ingredient as well as its safety profile.
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