EWG Seeks Realistic FDA Review Deadlines In Sunscreen Innovation Act
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
While the Environmental Working Group supports the Sunscreen Innovation Act, it would like to see realistic deadlines put in place to accelerate FDA’s review of sunscreen-ingredient time-and-extent applications without including a default mechanism that would grant free market access to certain sunscreen actives when FDA fails to act within allotted timeframes.
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