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ID:

733

Date:

2014-08-11

Headline:

Cancer-Linked Colgate Total Ingredient Suggests FDA Flaws

Reporter's name:

Tiffany Kary

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

Yes

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Bloomberg News

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

“Colgate Total” has risen to become the third-best selling toothpaste in America since its 1997 introduction, but its main active ingredient, triclosan, has been subject to increasing scrutiny in recent years – as has the process by which the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has shied away from issuing any decisive conclusions about the chemical’s safety, according to some experts. The FDA had considered studying triclosan in 1974, but a 1976 law waved away concerns – and the FDA later let Colgate dismiss evidence of disturbing links in toxicology studies.

Notes:

The Natural Resources Defense Council obtained the documents under FOIA – after a lawsuit.

Keywords:

triclosan, cancer, Colgate, Colgate Total, toothpaste, soap, Food and Drug Administration, FDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC, Environmental Working Group, EWG

URL:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-11/in-35-pages-buried-at-fda-worries-over-colgate-s-total.html


Agencies:

CDC
FDA

States:

DC
MA
NY
OH

Categories:

business
drug safety
environment
lobbying
public health


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