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Lauren Nardella

Lauren Nardella covers health care business topics, including contributions for more than a decade to HBW Insight (and previously the Rose Sheet) for more than a decade, where’s she has covered the regulation, business, science and policy of the cosmetics and personal-care products industries. She enjoys tackling complex issues and turning them into stories that help readers stay abreast of current topics. Nardella was previously a business reporter for various daily newspapers. She lives in Northern Virginia.

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California Court Delivers ‘Win’ For Cosmetics Companies In Prop 65 TiO2 Case

Proposition 65 titanium dioxide lawsuits have been halted by a ruling in California in a First Amendment case, which could bode favorably for other scientific challenges to mandated warning labels.

Legal Issues Cosmetic Ingredients

Drug/Cosmetic Uncertainty Clouds CIR Panel Review Of Prostaglandin Analogs

Cosmetic Ingredient Review’s independent expert panel needs more data to assess the safety of prostaglandin analogs, but ultimately may pass review back to the US Food and Drug Administration due to concerns that the substances impact the structure and function of the body and thus are unapproved drugs with potentially serious side effects.

Cosmetic Ingredients Safety

Formaldehyde Hair-Smoothing Ban Still ‘High Priority’ For US FDA Despite Proposed Rule Delay

Amid organizational and leadership changes and numerous competing high priorities, the FDA’s planned Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to ban formaldehyde-containing hair-straightening products has been pushed from April to July 2024. An agency spokesperson provided an update on related activities, which are being closely watched by NGOs, state-level policymakers, and industry stakeholders.

FDA Regulation

California Legislators Target Tween Anti-Aging Purchases With Restriction Proposal

Aimed at curbing so-called "Sephora kids" purchases of anti-aging cosmetic products, a California bill would prohibit sale of skin-care products or cosmetics containing retinol or AHAs to consumers under age 13.

Legislation US States

‘Dark Money’ Casts Shadow As Industry, Legislators Push For Litigation-Funding Transparency

AdvaMed is hopeful that legislation at the US federal and state levels will temper third-party litigation funding, which is wreaking havoc on the judiciary system and fostering mistrust of medical devices, it says.

Legal Issues Legislation

California Court’s Inaction On TiO2 Prop 65 First Amendment Case Breeds New Lawsuits

The Personal Care Products Council seeks to stem the rising tide of titanium dioxide Proposition 65 lawsuits, requesting that a California court prohibit the state’s Attorney General and private enforcers from filing and/or prosecuting new suits against cosmetics companies failing to warn about potential TiO2 exposure.

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