FDA Urged To SpeedUp Approval Of Newer Sunscreen Applications

FDA Urged To SpeedUp Approval Of Newer Sunscreen Applications

Newer sunscreen ingredients that have allegedly “languished for years in the bureaucracy” of the FDA. The president of the Melanoma Research Alliance, “the largest private funder of melanoma research,” have “joined forces to make a public push” for the agency to approve “at least some of the backlogged applications.” “American beach goers will have to make do” with the current lot of sunscreens “that dermatologists and cancer-research groups say are less effective and have changed little over the past decade.” Meanwhile, “public health advocates are cheering congressional efforts” to accelerate the FDA’s “approval process” of newer versions of sunscreens that “they say could prevent skin cancer and save lives.” The Sunscreen Innovation Act, a bipartisan bill unveiled last week in the House as well as Senate, “would provide a ‘predictable and reasonable time frame’ for the review of the sunscreen products,” citing the lawmakers. According to the blog posting,lawmakers pointed out that many of the newer sunscreen products that afford better ultraviolet light protection have been safely used in Europe, and Canada, among other countries.

By | 2018-11-22T06:59:08+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Sunscreen|0 Comments

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