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New Sunscreen Approval – Why So Complicated?

Benefits of sunscreen use (SPF 15+) are widely accepted and topically-applied sunscreen product use is a billion dollar industry. Walter Chalkley of Cortellis Regulatory Intelligence, part of Thomson Reuters, provides an overview of the market, showing that whereas the benefits and increased usage have resulted in demand and development of a wide array of new sunscreen products over the last 20 years, these modern products are in a nebulous regulatory area.