by Thomas Cluderay and Jason Rano
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FDLI's Policy Forum (Volume 2, Number 8, April 25, 2012) deals with a topic just discussed in the halls of Congress: Should Congress Expand FDA's Authority Over Cosmetics? Thomas Cluderay, Assistant General Counsel at the Environmental Working Group (EWG), and Jason Rano, Director of Government Affairs at EWG, assert that Congress should grant FDA premarket approval authority for all cosmetics ingredients. The authors posit that, with members of Congress, consumer advocates, FDA, and even the cosmetics industry itself calling for expansions in the agency's regulatory authority, significant changes in the way FDA regulates cosmetics could definitely be on the horizon.