Will Wagner will be speaking on the State of the States panel that will discussing the following: With Congress in continual legislative gridlock, many states have stepped in to fill the vacuum on consumer protection, health and wellness, and similar issues. From Hawaii to New York, this panel will look at how states are impacting your industry. Our distinguished panel of experts will discuss important recent activity on Proposition 65, ingredient disclosure, animal testing and more.
Sara Thompson of Greenberg Traurig will be speaking on the Pros and Cons of Increased FDA Oversight: Lessons from the Pharmaceutical Industry and will discuss the following: With the recent introduction of the "Personal Care Products Safety Act," the personal care industry is facing a legislative overhaul of the regulatory framework for cosmetics that may include premarketing submissions, mandatory GMPs and adverse events reporting, and increased recall and enforcement powers. Looking at the pharmaceutical industry, which is subject to similar requirements, is instructive and may help guide the personal care industry on what lies ahead. This panel will discuss examples from the pharma industry and how it handles the risks, exposures, benefits and drawbacks of complying with these requirements.