Kiss and Make-up: A Need for Consolidation of FDA and Cosmetic Industry Regulation Programs.
Health Matrix 2008, Wntr, 18, 1
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INTRODUCTION The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protects all consumers in the U.S. "with a broad umbrella of safeguards that enables them to go about their daily business without worries about the safety of the myriad products FDA regulates." (1) Cosmetics are among the products regulated by the FDA. (2) The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FDA Act) is the law regulating food and drug safety in the U.S. This law is intended to "assure consumers ... that cosmetics are safe and made from appropriate ingredients; and that all labeling and packaging is truthful, informative, and not deceptive." (3) Despite the law's intended assurances, John E. Bailey, director of the FDA's Division of Color and Cosmetics, said, "[m]ost cosmetics contain ingredients that are promoted with exaggerated claims of beauty or long-lasting effects to create an image.... Image is what the cosmetic industry sells through its products, and it's up to the consumer to believe it or not." (4)
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Published: 01 January 2008
- Publisher: Case Western Reserve University School of Law
- Print Length: 41 Pages
- Language: English