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Congress introduces bill to speed sunscreen ingredient approval

10:21 AM MDT | March 14, 2014 | Vincent Valk

Bills have been introduced in the US House and Senate designed to clear the backlog of US FDA approval for sunscreen ingredients and implement a streamlined process for ingredient approval in the future. The bipartisan legislation, called the Sunscreen Innovation Act, was introduced in the Senate by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and in the House by Representatives Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and John Dingell (D-MI). The bill establishes an 11-month limit for FDA reviews of new sunscreen agreements, and requires FDA to review the existing backlog of...

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