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Deadline for Input on Proposal to Update Requirements for Most Sunscreen Products Extended

The Food and Drug Administration has extended from 28 May to 27 June the deadline for public input on a February 2019 proposal that would update regulatory requirements for most sunscreen products in the United States. According to an FDA press release, the proposal is aimed at bringing non-prescription, over-the-counter sunscreens that are marketed without FDA-approved applications up to date with the latest science to better ensure consumers have access to safe and effective preventative sun care options. Among other things, the proposal addresses sunscreen active ingredient safety, dosage forms and sun protection factors, as well as broad-spectrum requirements. It also proposes updates to how products are labelled to make it easier for consumers to identify key product information.

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