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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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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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FDA Hiring Advantage: Best Places To Work Survey Scores Continue To Rise

FDA ranked 32nd of 150 federal agency divisions in an annual survey of employees.

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Senate Health Committee To Move On Cosmetics; News In Brief

Cosmetics reform legislation is slated for markup April 18, according to Senate Health Committee leadership. In other news, ECHA continues working to support 2018 REACH registrants, and IFRA North America names a new chief regulatory scientist and communications director.

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Gottlieb Highlights Drawback To Increasing FDA Salaries: Resource Disparity

FDA commissioner tells agency stakeholders that there could be intra-agency moves to centers and offices that can offer higher pay.

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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 To Move On Cosmetics; News In Brief

Cosmetics reform legislation is slated for markup April 18, according to Senate Health Committee leadership. In other news, ECHA continues working to support 2018 REACH registrants, and IFRA North America names a new chief regulatory scientist and communications director.

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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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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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'Natural' Plaintiffs Pivot From Mainstream Money To Category Pioneers

Mainstream personal-care brands using "all natural" claims have been the favored targets of plaintiff attorneys seeking settlement payouts, but now category pioneers including California Baby and Kiss My Face are under attack for softer "natural" claims – and they may be more inclined to defend their natural status, according to California-based attorney Angela Diesch.

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GNC's New Partner Brings China Access And Funding, Takes Board Seats

As GNC reports substantially trimming its net losses in its 2017 fourth-quarter and full-year results, it announces Harbin Pharmaceutical will invest around $300m in GNC, becoming the single largest shareholder, and the two firms will form a JV for manufacturing, marketing and distributing GNC-branded products in China. With the investment, GNC's board expands from six to 11 members, comprising GNC CEO Ken Martindale, five appointed by Harbin and five by GNC.

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How To Create Cosmetics For Gen-Zers? Have Them Do It, Shiseido Says

Shiseido has been making moves to win over younger consumers in the US and its native Japan, recently launching "petite-sized" makeup products to encourage trial among Japanese millennials and rolling out a line of fun, swappable color "chips" created in partnership with high school girls.
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Lauder's Broader, 'Digital-First' Distribution Paying Off; Q2 Sales Up 17%

The beauty giant's second-quarter performance reflects global momentum in specialty retail and online channels and accelerating growth in China in particular. Analysts previously expressed concerns that increased distribution away from department stores could dilute Lauder's prestige positioning, but the firm consistently has defended the shift as essential to its future with younger consumers.
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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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Rep. Pallone Has Cosmetics Concerns, Possibly Coming To A Storefront Near You

Standing in front of a Claire's store in his home state, the New Jersey Democrat asked FDA Feb. 2 to investigate reports of asbestos-contaminated children's makeup products and provide a briefing on the issue and broader cosmetic safety concerns by Feb. 22.

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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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Warning On TCM Claim, CRN Counsel, UNPA Asia: Health And Wellness News

'Chinese medicine' claim trips Reishi D.; Olsen joins CRN as assistant general counsel; and UNPA Asia Report in 'Asiaceutical Insights'.
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GNC's New Partner Brings China Access And Funding, Takes Board Seats

As GNC reports substantially trimming its net losses in its 2017 fourth-quarter and full-year results, it announces Harbin Pharmaceutical will invest around $300m in GNC, becoming the single largest shareholder, and the two firms will form a JV for manufacturing, marketing and distributing GNC-branded products in China. With the investment, GNC's board expands from six to 11 members, comprising GNC CEO Ken Martindale, five appointed by Harbin and five by GNC.

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