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Paul Hyman is co-speaker at the Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum
March 2-3, 2015

Thursday, February 20 to Friday, February 21, 2014
The Carlton Hotel, New York, NY

The cosmetics industry is facing the prospect of stricter compliance measures as illustrated by the proposed Safe Cosmetics Act of 2013 which is based upon FDA’s Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP). Additionally the FDA’s draft guidance on cGMPs for Cosmetics and warning letters regarding labeling claims issued early in 2013 are creating new compliance challenges for personal care products companies. This comes at a time when the industry is already scrambling to catch up with California’s Proposition 65 requirements, other state level green chemistry initiatives, and retailer imposed demands with respect to ingredients. This ongoing political and regulatory turmoil, coupled with existing pressures with respect to advertising and labeling enforcement and concurrent plaintiff’s lawsuits, are leading to a multitude of questions ranging from the scope of FDA authority to potential liabilities.

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