FDA Announces New Labeling Norms for Sunscreen

June 15, 2011

The Philadelphia Inquirer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced new requirements Tuesday for sunscreen labels that officials hope will provide simpler but more thorough information on how to avoid sunburn, skin cancer, and the wrinkles of aging. "My entire practice is devoted to removing skin cancer and reconstructing afterward," Joseph Sobanko, MD, assistant professor in Dermatology and dermatologic surgeon at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Every week, a number of patients say, 'I wish that I knew years ago how the sun would damage my skin." Read More