Getting Closer to a Better Sunscreen
the MPR take:
While the Sunscreen Innovation Act won't change the amount of review required by the FDA to approve a sunscreen, it is the first initiative in over a decade that will make the process of approving the ingredients in sunscreens more efficient. On Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill which would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide an alternative process for review of safety and effectiveness of nonprescription sunscreen active ingredients. Compared to European sunscreen makers, who have 27 ingredients to choose from with regards to sun protection, the FDA has only approved 16 in the U.S. Better ingredients to protect against UVA and UVB do exist; however, the process of approval can take years in the U.S.. The Sunscreen Innovation Act was created to speed up the process thereby giving manufacturers more options and people the sunscreen protection they need.
House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill that will streamline the process for reviewing and approving ingredients in sunscreen products. The Sunscreen Innovation Act (H.R. The act won't change the level of scientific review required for FDA approval, only some of the procedural steps that can draw out the review process.
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