House Passes “Sunscreen Innovation Act”

According to an article in the Dermatology Times, the house passed a bill that would make it easier for over the counter sunscreen products to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has not approved a new ingredient for sunscreen in over 15 years. The bill, known as the “Sunscreen Innovation Act,” applies only to sunscreens that have been marketed for use in Europe, Canada, and other countries for at least five years. The bill was passed in light of rising skin cancer rates.