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CIR Recalculates Parabens Safety Margins; Will Expert Panel’s Confidence Be Shaken?

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review’s newly figured margins of safety for single- and multi-paraben use in cosmetic products are dramatically lower than previous MOSs that informed the Expert Panel’s 2008 “safe as used” conclusions. Whether the panel still deems the MOSs sufficiently protective is the question going into the group’s Sept. 24-25 meeting.

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What’s In A Name? Babyganics Settles False Advertising Allegations To Tune Of $2.2M

The SC Johnson brand can continue to use the name Babyganics as long as it specifies on product labeling which ingredients are organic, and which aren’t, per a pending class action settlement in New York’s Southern District. The company also has agreed to sunscreen batch testing for a three-year period to verify the authenticity of SPF claims.

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Warnings On Kratom Opioid Withdrawal Claims Mark Tip Of FDA Concerns

Marketers' websites and product labels stated other noncompliant claims that render their products unapproved new drugs, but references to opioid withdrawal treatment got FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's attention. "Despite our warnings and previous regulatory and enforcement actions, we continue to find marketers actively selling kratom with unsubstantiated claims," Gottlieb says.

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Hemp Product Market Future Backed By McConnell, Fate Depends On Farm Bill

The surprising support of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is integral to the success of a provision in legislation to reauthorize USDA programs that would clarify hemp's removal from the federal list of controlled substances and ease limits on its production in the US. Meanwhile, Charlotte's Web Holdings' recent $100m IPO is a strong sign of investors' confidence in the future market for hemp products.

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EU Parliament Backs Cosmetic Microplastic Ban; Rite Aid Unveils Chemicals Policy; News In Brief

Rite Aid joins the growing club of retailers with chemicals policies; EU lawmakers vote in support of a proposed ban on cosmetic microplastic use; Monat continues to battle class action litigation; Nestle is exploring strategic options for its Skin Health business.

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FTC Shoots Down Vitamin 'IV Cocktail' Provider's Claims To Treat Cancer

A wave of businesses offering OTC IV services, including some that offer drug ingredients in their formulations, dates to a mobile unit launched in Las Vegas in 2012 to provide hangover remedies. Following FTC's Sept. 20 announcement of a complaint and a proposed settlement with "iV Cocktails" remedies provider A&O Enterprises businesses across the sector could be experiencing hangovers from concern about their future.

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FDA Says Probiotic Cosmetics Could Be Adulterated, ‘Good’ Bacteria Or Not

The agency told Rose Sheet it’s unaware of any health concerns related to probiotic cosmetic use, but it’s currently reviewing product labeling and available literature on the subject. Companies should be aware that by current regulatory standards, probiotic-containing cosmetics may well be adulterated.

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Sea & Ski, Back On Sunscreen Scene, Slapped By Rival Who Never Left

Sea & Ski’s infrared protection claims read as a bold grab for competitive leverage after its disappearance from the market for more than a decade. But old rival Coppertone isn’t sitting idly by.

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NAD: Sea & Ski Sunscreens May Go ‘Beyond UV,’ But Not To Infrared Zone

Cross Brands Manufacturing’s stingily hand-picked in vitro test results for Sea & Ski sunscreens do not demonstrate a clear, consumer-relevant infrared protection capability, let alone show that IR defense translates to meaningful skin-health benefits, according to the National Advertising Division’s Sept. 7 decision.

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Health, Beauty And Wellness Regulatory News: Warnings, Alerts, Recalls

Fourth recall of homeopathics linked to contaminated water; FDA posts alerts about Texas coop's products; and warnings note drug claims, GMP problems, same-site drug production.

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Farm Bill Would Boost USDA Organic Program Funding, Supply Chain Safety

Five-year reauthorization of USDA programs is controversial on numerous fronts because of its breadth. It includes programs from federal crop insurance to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which accounts for 80% of the total spending. "As an industry, we need to be out there demonstrating support for the farm bill and why it’s so important for farmers to have that stability and consumers as well,” says Organic Trade Association executive Megan DeBates.

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CFI Sets Sights On US, Global Bans To ‘Close The Door’ On Cosmetic Animal Testing

California’s passage of the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act could trigger a state-level domino effect leading to a federal ban, according to Cruelty Free International’s North America Campaign Manager Monica Engebretson. Meanwhile, the NGO will continue to push for a global ban through the United Nations.

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California’s Professional Cosmetic Labeling Bill Passes Unopposed

While overshadowed by contentious cosmetic animal-testing legislation, AB 2775 also passed in the closing days of California’s 2017-2018 legislative session, another example of the state’s eagerness to take on cosmetics issues it views as inadequately addressed at the federal level.

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EU Parliament Backs Cosmetic Microplastic Ban; Rite Aid Unveils Chemicals Policy; News In Brief

Rite Aid joins the growing club of retailers with chemicals policies; EU lawmakers vote in support of a proposed ban on cosmetic microplastic use; Monat continues to battle class action litigation; Nestle is exploring strategic options for its Skin Health business.

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California’s SB 1249 Could Plant Seeds For New Plaintiff Cottage Industry

The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, passed Aug. 31, conceivably could give rise to consumer suits alleging violation of California’s Unfair Competition Law due to companies’ alleged use of prohibited animal testing to develop cosmetic products or substantiate their safety. Regardless, claiming exemptions under SB 1249 promises to be risky business with limited rewards.

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Beauty Device Brands Take Heed: Ulthera Fraud Suit Rooted In ‘FDA-Approved’ Versus ‘FDA-Cleared’

The terms “FDA-approved” and “FDA-cleared” are not interchangeable; rather they denote distinct premarket regulatory pathways for medical devices with differing levels of FDA endorsement. Merz’s Ulthera unit recently failed to dismiss a false-advertising class action challenging its “FDA-approved” claims on an ultrasound system used in clinical settings for line and wrinkle treatment.

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Clash Of The Power Toothbrush Titans: P&G Challenges Philips' Sonicare Claims, Both Firms Appeal NAD Decision

Following its review of the two firms' latest clash over power brush claims, Council of Better Business Bureau's investigative division says Philips and P&G are appealing its recommendations within the industry self-regulation process.The recommendations were from a review conducted on the second challenge P&G made in a year on Philips' ads comparing the two firms' product.

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Health, Beauty And Wellness News: Warnings, Launches, Funds, Fines

GMP, claim and branding problems in FDA's latest supplement sector warnings; FTC adding up Roca Labs' consumer redress; Thorne's hemp supplement sprouts again; SMPL earns passing grade from Zell Fund; Ocean Spray launches cranberry supplement; and ProMera reformulates full line.

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Marketing Misfires? YSL’s Black Opium; Pinrose’s Witch Kit; Becca’s ‘Blackface’ Bungle

Whether they reflect marketing failures or simply the powder keg that is today’s digital marketing environment, recent backlashes against cosmetics brands show how online exposure can be a double-edged sword.

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EU Parliament Backs Cosmetic Microplastic Ban; Rite Aid Unveils Chemicals Policy; News In Brief

Rite Aid joins the growing club of retailers with chemicals policies; EU lawmakers vote in support of a proposed ban on cosmetic microplastic use; Monat continues to battle class action litigation; Nestle is exploring strategic options for its Skin Health business.

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FDA Says Probiotic Cosmetics Could Be Adulterated, ‘Good’ Bacteria Or Not

The agency told Rose Sheet it’s unaware of any health concerns related to probiotic cosmetic use, but it’s currently reviewing product labeling and available literature on the subject. Companies should be aware that by current regulatory standards, probiotic-containing cosmetics may well be adulterated.

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CIR Experts To Take First Look At Brown Algae Ingredients, Strategize For MI/MCI Re-Review

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review’s draft report on brown algae-derived ingredients is up for Expert Panel consideration Sept. 24-25, and five Ginkgo biloba ingredients could receive final safe-as-used sign-off. CIR also seeks the panel’s help in preparing a re-review document for the MI/MCI preservative combination, which is overdue for an updated assessment with usage up significantly since 1992.

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Health, Beauty And Wellness News: Warnings, Launches, Funds, Fines

GMP, claim and branding problems in FDA's latest supplement sector warnings; FTC adding up Roca Labs' consumer redress; Thorne's hemp supplement sprouts again; SMPL earns passing grade from Zell Fund; Ocean Spray launches cranberry supplement; and ProMera reformulates full line.

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Higher Consumer Health Price Tags Ahead As Chinese Import Tariff Increases

Additional tariffs on Chinese imports of ingredients needed for dietary supplements in addition to active ingredients and excipients used in OTC drugs will increase manufacturers' costs even if they arrange to receive ingredients from firms in the US of other countries. The American Herbal Products Association told USTR that firms impacted by the additional tariff "will be faced with the need to either increase prices and thus risk sales losses, absorb additional costs by reducing profit margins, or discontinue products; each of these options risks economic harm to these companies and job losses to their employees."

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FTC Shoots Down Vitamin 'IV Cocktail' Provider's Claims To Treat Cancer

A wave of businesses offering OTC IV services, including some that offer drug ingredients in their formulations, dates to a mobile unit launched in Las Vegas in 2012 to provide hangover remedies. Following FTC's Sept. 20 announcement of a complaint and a proposed settlement with "iV Cocktails" remedies provider A&O Enterprises businesses across the sector could be experiencing hangovers from concern about their future.

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