Cosmetics Under Fire: Tips To Avoid FDA Scrutiny

Law360, New York (November 30, 2012, 2:27 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has the cosmetics industry in its sights. Since September 2012, FDA has issued at least seven warning letters targeting the labeling and marketing of cosmetic products. And FDA has focused on companies at both ends of the spectrum — boutique houses with a handful of products and heavy hitters like Lancôme USA and Avon Products Inc.

In all of the letters, the FDA found fault with marketing claims that suggest the product has properties that are "intended to affect the structure or any function of the human body." The FDA explained that these structure/function claims...

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