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Products Incorrectly Labeled as Cosmetics Scrutinized by the FDA

Posted: November 25, 2008

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Similar warning letters are published on a separate Web page addressing violations involving cosmetics marketed with drug claims.

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Other information has also been published online to help prevent companies from incorrectly marketing their products as cosmetics. FDA spokesperson Stephanie Kwisnek said, “The FDA has made information on the legal differences between cosmetics and drugs readily available on the Web. In addition, an agreement between FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has been in effect for several years. The purpose of this agreement is to gain a more efficient allocation of resources and better coordination of regulatory actions for products that purport to be cosmetics but meet the statutory definition of a drug.”, November 19, 2008