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EU Watch: Next Steps Re Controversial CMR Ban Approach, Fragrance Allergens Labeling

EU sources update Rose Sheet on contentious initiatives to cement the Commission’s pathway for banning carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic substances in cosmetics and to promote fragrance allergen awareness and risk management.

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Hawaii’s Sunscreen Ingredient Ban Is On The Books; To Industry, An Affront To Science

As in the case of plastic microbeads some four years ago, the personal-care industry finds itself in the position of having to reformulate potentially on a mass scale due to environmental rather than human safety concerns. And once again the legislation was driven in large part by shoddy science, industry says.

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FDA: Anonymity Assured In Pending Cosmetic Manufacturing Practices Survey

The agency clarified in an email to Rose Sheet that an independent contractor would be tasked with conducting a planned survey on current cosmetic manufacturing practices, which remains subject to public comment and OMB approval. Respondents could count on their responses to be anonymous, FDA says.

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UK Curbs Racing Greens Powder On Daily Fruit, Vegetable Recommendation Claim

Racing Greens Nutraceuticals is advised to discontinue claims its energy and recovery supplement delivers “six of your five a day” daily servings of fruit and vegetables the UK recommends because it's a powder. Public Health England says fresh or frozen, canned, dried or juiced fruits and vegetables qualify, while a 150mL of unsweetened fruit juice, vegetable juice or a smoothie counts as a maximum of one portion of the five a day.

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Health, Beauty And Wellness Recalls: Splish Splash, Pediasure, DMAA

Saje Natural Wellness recalls Splish Splash Gentle Baby Wash due to potential contamination with bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa and potential bacteria contamination also prompted a recall by another personal care product brand, Bath and Body Works Pure Simplicity. FDA recalls database shows a recall of DMAA-containing dietary supplements opened in 2012 was terminated on July 5.

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ASA: Nivea Moisturizer’s ‘0% Alcohol’ Claim Not Misleading, Despite Cetearyl Alcohol Use

A July 11 ruling from the UK’s independent advertising regulator underscores the importance of context in gauging whether claims have the capacity to mislead consumers. The decision leaves Beiersdorf free to tout its cetearyl alcohol-containing Nivea Men Sensitive Moisturizer as “0% alcohol – no burning.”

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Opioid-Withdrawal Beverage Seller Latest Target Of FDA-FTC Joint Enforcement

While essentially all products labeled as dietary supplements but marketed with claims to treat diseases or illnesses could be targets of FTC enforcement against unsubstantiated advertising, FDA warnings to firms linked to those products generally don't discuss violations of FTC rules. But the warning to Up-Inya Beverages, like firms previously identified as making opioid-withdrawal claims, included an explanation of how it's in FTC's crosshairs, too.

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EU Watch: Three Cosmetics-Relevant Areas Targeted For Imminent Policy Development

The European Commission is committed to completing its review “shortly” of the Cosmetics Regulation in light of endocrine disruptor criteria recently implemented in other sectors. Cosmetics industry stakeholders should also keep an eye out for developments as the Commission evolves its approach to nanomaterials and microplastics.

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More Health Care Products Offered In Latest 'Free Trial' Scam FTC Targets

Products offered in online scams that lead to monthly bills usually are “something that the average person is going to be looking for, a renewal product like vitamins, tooth whitener and skin cream," says an FTC attorney. Federal judge halts sales by Triangle Media and associated companies and freezes their assets after FTC showed “immediate and irreparable injury, loss or damage” to consumers.

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Salmonella In Kratom, Like Use Of The Herb, Exceeds FDA Expectations

Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says prior to investigating a "large outbreak of salmonellosis," FDA determined there are no proven medical uses for kratom and that it is inherently addictive and can cause harm. "The subsequent findings of this investigation only strengthen that public health recommendation. … Now, in addition to those risks, we can conclude that there may be a high proportion of kratom and kratom-containing products contaminated with salmonella," he says.

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House And Senate Farm Bills Dilemma: Each Includes One, But Not Both Of Supplement Industry's SNAP, Hemp Goals

Senate's USDA five-year reauthorization would remove hemp from federal list of controlled substances and lift limits on production in the US but does not contain language included in the House bill to make multivitamins eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program purchases. House bill though, doesn't clear hemp production. "I think we have a lot of work of ahead of us on both fronts," says CRN President and CEO Steve Mister.

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Careful What You Wish For: 80 Companies Stand Behind California’s Proposed Animal-Testing Ban

NGO proponents’ apparent intention is to bar companies from testing new cosmetic ingredients on animals, limiting them to existing ingredients or alternative testing methods. However, draft legislation advancing in California could pose big problems for even the most committed cruelty-free brands.

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FDCA Turns 80 As Clock Ticks On 2018 Cosmetic Regulatory Reform Legislation

 “We’re closer than ever” has become a familiar refrain among cosmetics reform legislation stakeholders, including the Environmental Working Group. The NGO is still hopeful that 2018 could be the year for a much-needed update, following the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act’s 80th anniversary in June.

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J&J Hopes To Continue Appellate Streak Following Whopping $4.69bn Talc Verdict

Counsel for 22 women who blame J&J talcum powders for their ovarian cancer took a new approach in this latest case in St. Louis Circuit Court, arguing that asbestos in the firm’s talc is the culprit, rather than talc itself. J&J is confident in its ability to overturn the verdict, which it characterized as biased and unfounded.

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L’Oreal Makes Consumers Chumps With Its Liquid Cosmetic Pumps – Class Action Complaint

Plaintiffs in New York’s Southern District say a packaging defect strands product inside L’Oreal Paris and Maybelline liquid cosmetic bottles, causing consumers to lose up to $7 on every purchase.

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PCPC Warns California: Animal-Testing Bill Could Be Blow To State’s Economy

California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act does not properly account for the fact that cosmetic animal testing still is required in many instances under foreign and domestic regulations, posing conflicts that could shake out unfavorably for California’s economy, says PCPC head Lezlee Westine.

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Amazon's Solimo Supplements' Prices, Selection Slow Market Share Incursion

Amazon’s Solimo supplements and personal care line overall is priced higher than Walgreens' brand but lower than CVS', Jefferies Equity Research Americas found. Solimo could present a formidable threat to the supplements category, but its limited assortment so far and pricing should prevent “material market share shifts” in the near-term, Jefferies says.

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RevitaLash Moves North Of Brow With New Hair-Care Line; More Cosmetic Launches

Athena Cosmetics’ new RevitaLash hair-care line includes Hair Volume Enhancing Foam, made with the same BioPeptin Complex that replaced a prostaglandin in the company’s original RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner. More cosmetic launch news in brief.

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With Its Own Home, Pfizer Consumer Health Gets Higher Profile For Sale

By setting up Pfizer Consumer Healthcare to have sales and earnings results reported separately, pharma giant could be making the division's assets more visible to potential buyers. Its sales pitch: "With a strong portfolio of global brands that span health and wellness, the company believes this business is well positioned to continue its growth."

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J&J Hopes To Continue Appellate Streak Following Whopping $4.69bn Talc Verdict

Counsel for 22 women who blame J&J talcum powders for their ovarian cancer took a new approach in this latest case in St. Louis Circuit Court, arguing that asbestos in the firm’s talc is the culprit, rather than talc itself. J&J is confident in its ability to overturn the verdict, which it characterized as biased and unfounded.

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PCPC Warns California: Animal-Testing Bill Could Be Blow To State’s Economy

California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act does not properly account for the fact that cosmetic animal testing still is required in many instances under foreign and domestic regulations, posing conflicts that could shake out unfavorably for California’s economy, says PCPC head Lezlee Westine.

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Careful What You Wish For: 80 Companies Stand Behind California’s Proposed Animal-Testing Ban

NGO proponents’ apparent intention is to bar companies from testing new cosmetic ingredients on animals, limiting them to existing ingredients or alternative testing methods. However, draft legislation advancing in California could pose big problems for even the most committed cruelty-free brands.

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Homeopathic Industry Loses Longtime Leader And Advocate, Jack Borneman

American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists says Borneman "contributed to monumental changes in the development of homeopathic drugs and their regulation" and "represented and defended homeopathy against uninformed regulation and vanity medical products masquerading as homeopathic."

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Amazon's Solimo Supplements' Prices, Selection Slow Market Share Incursion

Amazon’s Solimo supplements and personal care line overall is priced higher than Walgreens' brand but lower than CVS', Jefferies Equity Research Americas found. Solimo could present a formidable threat to the supplements category, but its limited assortment so far and pricing should prevent “material market share shifts” in the near-term, Jefferies says.

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Health, Beauty And Wellness News: FDA Warnings, AHPA Comment To USDA

American Chinese Medicine Association no longer markets OTC cancer treatments online; Health Management Group warned on quality control; American Herbal Products Association recommends revisions to USDA's proposed bioengineered food disclosure standard;  Kill Cliff adds Ignite “clean energy"; and Nutrisystem has Essentials daily vitamin packs for its namesake weight-loss program and Vita Packs for South Beach Diet brand.

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