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How are cosmetics regulated?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Manufacturers of cosmetic products do not have to get approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put their products on the market. The FDA does, however, provide guidelines for manufacturers and it investigates complaints made against companies after a product is being sold to the public.

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