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Canada Considering Restrictions on Talc-Containing Products

7 Dec 2018

Canadian authorities are considering measures that would prohibit or restrict the use of talc in a limited number of product types, such as certain cosmetics, natural health products and non-prescript...Read More

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Import Restrictions on Opioid-Like Substances Finalised

29 Nov 2018

The DEA has issued a final order that maintains the placement of certain substances, including their isomers, esters, ethers, salts and salts of isomers, esters and ethers, in schedule I of the Contro...Read More

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Clarifications to California’s Proposition 65 Warning Requirements under Consideration

27 Nov 2018

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment will hold a hearing on 17 December and will accept input from interested parties by 31 December on a proposal to clarify recent changes co...Read More

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Canada to Allow Relabelling of Medical Devices after Importation

19 Nov 2018

Canada has amended its regulations for medical devices to permit relabelling of devices after importation and clarify establishment licencing requirements for Class I medical device manufacturers and ...Read More

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Toxic Toys on the Market as a Result of European Legislative Inconsistencies

31 Oct 2018

The study has unveiled and called for an end to inconsistencies and mismatches in legislation on chemicals, products, and waste in the European Union and, even further afield, in Central and Eastern E...Read More

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Argentina Unveils Framework Standards for Pressure Products

29 Oct 2018

Argentina recently established a regulatory framework for the adoption of specific technical requirements for products subject to pressure with or without fire that are sold domestically. While no spe...Read More

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Brazil Further Facilitates Imports of Regulated Food and Health Products

18 Oct 2018

The Brazilian Health Agency (ANVISA) has adopted a number of measures in recent weeks and months aimed at facilitating the importation of products subject to sanitary oversight. Among other actions, A...Read More

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China Sets End of Year Deadline for Adoption of 99 New/Updated Medical Device Standards

11 Oct 2018

A total of 99 “mandatory” or “recommended” industry standards relating to medical devices are to be adopted or updated before the end of the year, according to a recently issued circular on the part o...Read More

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Hairspray Products Become Subject of Danish Investigation

2 Oct 2018

According to its announcement, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency's Chemicals Inspectorate investigated approximately 200 hairspray products from around 160 different brands, for any content o...Read More

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FDA Bans Pharmaceutical Ingredient Imports from Mainland Chinese Supplier

2 Oct 2018

The FDA announced on 28 September that it will no longer allow imports of active pharmaceutical ingredients made by mainland China’s Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical. Huahai has been added to Import Ale...Read More

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Guangdong Greenlights Online Health Consultations and Digital Prescriptions

13 Aug 2018

Guangdong-based healthcare providers are to be allowed to provide online follow-up consultations to patients with certain everyday ailments or specified chronic conditions, while also being permitted ...Read More

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EU Adopts New Regulation on Cosmetics Aimed at Restricting Use of Fragrance Ingredients and Fragrance Compounds in Leave-on and Rinse-off Products

10 Aug 2018

On 1 August 2018, Commission Regulation 2018/978 entered into force, having as its aim the amendment of the EU’s framework Regulation on Cosmetic Products (Regulation 1223/2009) with regard to fragran...Read More

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Streamlined Approval Procedures Introduced for Traditional Chinese Medicine Compounds

9 Aug 2018

Only non-clinical safety pharmacology studies now need to be submitted when registering a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) compound....Read More

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German Court Rules on Selective Distribution Systems Concerning Luxury Cosmetics

27 July 2018

In the recent publication of a ruling dated 6 March 2018, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf held that Japanese luxury cosmetics manufacturer Kanebo has a valid intellectual property (IP)-based c...Read More

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Taiwan Bans Barium Salts and Tightens Cadmium Content Restrictions in Cosmetic Products

10 July 2018

Following publication of draft regulation No. 1061606708 on September 28, 2017, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published official notice no. 1071601490, banning the manufacture, import...Read More

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Changes in ASEAN Cosmetic Directive

25 May 2018

At the 27th ASEAN Cosmetic Committee Meeting, a series of updates were agreed. The updates include: a ban on three fragrance allergens, an update of directive of use in cosmetic products containing ha...Read More

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Import Restrictions on Synthetic Opioid Continued

25 May 2018

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has extended for one year the temporary placement into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act the synthetic opioid N-[1-[2-hydroxy-2-(thiophen-2-yl)ethyl]...Read More

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Heightened Oversight Mandated for Shenzhen Pharmaceutical Suppliers

18 April 2018

Pharmaceutical suppliers active in and around Shenzhen are facing heightened supervision to ensure compliance with the Good Supply Practices for Pharmaceutical Products (GSP)....Read More

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Triggering of EU Law Imminent to Further Restrict Allergy-causing Substance “MI” in Cosmetic Products

6 April 2018

As from 27 April 2018, only cosmetic products which comply with a particular Regulation dating from 2017 may be made available by sellers on the European Union market. The law concerned is Regulation ...Read More

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Microplastic Particles in Products: ECHA Calls for Evidence Concerning Intentional Uses

23 March 2018

Upon request of the European Commission, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is currently conducting an investigation into microplastic particles (also known as microbeads) intentionally added to or ...Read More

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