Congress Aims to Expedite Approval of New Sunscreens

May 30, 2014 7:57 PM

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Congress Aims to Expedite Approval of New Sunscreens

Congress is reviewing the Sunscreen Innovation Act, a bill that may speed up the process of approving new innovations for sunscreen ingredients under US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards.

The last time new over-the-counter sunscreen ingredients were approved was in the 1990s, according to TIME magazine. Since then, the approval for innovation that could offer UVA and UVB ray protection and even make wearing sunscreen more comfortable has been delayed in a backlog of more pressing FDA...

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