FDA Blasts Cosmetics Industry Over Lax Oversight Proposal

Law360, New York (March 7, 2014, 7:20 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday accused the cosmetic industry of creating an impasse in lengthy negotiations to update decades-old legislation on cosmetic safety, saying it offered a proposal that would only undermine what little oversight the agency has. 

An agency official criticized a draft bill proposed by the agency as one that contains several provisions that would make it easier for the industry to include harmful chemicals into their products, while shifting the burden to the FDA to prove those additives are unsafe....
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