Tuesday, June 30, 2015

FDA Sheds Light on Sunscreens

FDA Sheds Light on Sunscreens

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking steps to help protect consumers from skin damage caused by excessive sun exposure.

The measures include the following:

"...final regulations that establish standards for testing the effectiveness of sunscreen products and require labeling that accurately reflects test results

a proposed regulation that would limit the maximum SPF value on sunscreen labeling to “SPF 50+” a data request for safety and effectiveness information for sunscreen products formulated in certain dosage forms (e.g., sprays) a draft guidance for sunscreen manufacturers on how to test and label their products in light of these new measures."

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