New requirements for over-the-counter sunscreen products

Woman in swimsuit applies lotion to child's armIn case you missed this important information released by the FDA, we’ve posted it here with a link to the story:

On June 14, 2011 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new requirements for sunscreens currently sold over-the-counter (OTC) (i.e. non-prescription). These requirements support the Agency’s ongoing efforts to ensure that sunscreens meet modern-day standards for safety and effectiveness. The new requirements, as well as several proposed changes for future rules, are outlined in four regulatory documents that include a Final Rule, a Proposed Rule, an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and a Draft Guidance for Industry.


FDA Q & A about new over the counter (OTC) suncreen recommendations