Sears: Food, Drug, Cosmetic Cos. Should Expect More Additive Suits

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is given the "responsibility to protect the public health by ensuring that foods are safe, wholesome, sanitary, and properly labeled." Under that power, the FDA has approved many additives and excipients as being safe to use in the manufacture of drugs, cosmetics and food.

Yet recently, there appears to be a trend of cases filed against food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufacturers and distributors that assert a variety of claims that center around the allegation that an FDA-approved additive or excipient causes negative health effects.

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