Category: U.S. Regulatory

Children’s Cough Medicine Under Evaluation

Children’s Cough Medicine Under Evaluation

The FDA’s Pediatric Advisory Committee met this week to discuss the use of children’s medications containing opioids, specifically codeine and hydrocodone, to treat cough. The meetings follow a warning in ...

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Going “Nuts” about Macadamia Nuts

Going “Nuts” about Macadamia Nuts

Choosing certain foods has long been linked to health benefits of heart disease reduction. Eating nuts as part of our diet is good for our heart. They are good sources ...

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Importing Cosmetics into the U.S.

Importing Cosmetics into the U.S.

Foreign manufactured products make up key sectors of virtually every industry. In cosmetics, consumer demands for international products are largely driven by trends, and multicultural beauty needs. Whether you are ...

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Exporting Cosmetics from the U.S.

Exporting Cosmetics from the U.S.

Foreign manufactured products make up key sectors of virtually every industry. In cosmetics, consumer demands for international products are largely driven by trends, and multicultural beauty needs. Whether you are ...

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The Basics- FDA OTC Drug Applications

The Basics- FDA OTC Drug Applications

Over the Counter (OTC) or non-prescription drugs are therapeutic products considered to be safe and effective to be used by consumers without treatment from a health professional. There are currently ...

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Supreme Court Votes for Faster Marketing of Low Cost Biosimilar Drugs

Supreme Court Votes for Faster Marketing of Low Cost Biosimilar Drugs

This week the U.S. Supreme Court made the unanimous decision that manufacturers of low-cost biosimilar drugs are not required to wait 6 months after FDA approval to launch products, reversing ...

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Rob was a Featured Speaker at TRI Princeton’s “The Science Behind Hair Claims” Conference

Rob was a Featured Speaker at TRI Princeton’s “The Science Behind Hair Claims” Conference

On May 16, 2017 Focal Point Research Inc.’s CEO Rob Ross-Fichtner gave two lectures at the famous hair science research Institute, TRI Princeton, located in Princeton New Jersey. TRI was ...

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FDA Labelling Changes for Children’s Use of Codeine and Tramadol Products

FDA Labelling Changes for Children’s Use of Codeine and Tramadol Products

Codeine and Tramadol are narcotics frequently included in medications to treat pain or cough. A safety review launched by the FDA in 2015 found that the drugs have serious risks ...

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Certification Overload: Market Demand or Result of Non-Compliance?

The sports nutrition sector makes up a large part of the dietary supplements market. Besides certification of GMP compliance, organic, vegan, and GMO free, there is an increasing trend for ...

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Possible U.S. Soap Regulation Changes

Possible U.S. Soap Regulation Changes

Soaps are perhaps one of the most widespread consumer products. They are used in industrial applications, by businesses, and in the home. Products with soap functions include toothpaste and shampoo. ...

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