Sunscreen bill to speed up FDA review of new ingredients made in U.S. becomes law

Cleveland Plain Dealer

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Sunscreen Innovation Act,  designed to strengthen the potency of sunscreen sold in the United States. The bill, which will now be delivered to President Obama for his signature, is designed to speed up the bureaucratic review process of active ingredients in sun protection products that are already used in sunscreen sold in Canada and the European Union, but not in the U.S.

The bill, passed on Thursday, originally was introduced in the Senate last March by Democrat Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Republican Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Co-sponsored in July by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, the bill gained bipartisan support.

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