Monthly archives for September, 2016

The World Takes on Microplastics

Discussed at the Personal Care Products Council International Committee Meeting, there is hopefully going to be a worldwide ban on microplastics in cosmetic products.  Microbeads are commonly used in facial ...

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Change coming to OTC Acetaminophen Products to Emphasize Risk of Liver Damage

On September 15th 2016, Health Canada announced that they have updated the Labelling Standard for the over-the-counter drug acetaminophen.  Being one of the most commonly used pain and fever relievers ...

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FDA Announces Ban of Antibacterial Soaps Containing Certain Active Ingredients

On September 2nd 2016, the FDA announced that over-the-counter antiseptic washes containing any of a list of nearly 20 active ingredients are to cease being marketed. Triclosan and triclocarban are ...

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Health Canada Announces Much Anticipated Consultation on the Regulation of Self-Care Products

Health Canada Announces Much Anticipated Consultation on the Regulation of Self-Care Products

From September 7th to October 24th of 2016 stakeholders will be able to provide input to Health Canada on a possible revolutionary change to Canada’s regulations on self-care products. The ...

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Rise in Essential EpiPen® Price Causes Up-Roar in the US

Recently, the price for the essential treatment of severe allergic reactions (anaphylactic shock) called the EpiPen®, sold by the company Mylan Pharmaceuticals, have risen almost 400% in the United States. ...

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