Ethics Essay

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1. State the administrative agency which controls the regulation. Explain why this agency and your proposed regulation is of interest to you (briefly). Will this proposed regulation affect you or the business in which you are working? How? Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - I decided to choose this proposal to satisfy my curiosity to how the FDA plays a role in examining the safety of sunscreen and the steps taken in the approval for over the counter (OTC) sales. This particular proposal will affect my decision when I purchase sunscreen (brand, dosage, cream/spray, etc.) considering certain ingredients may be unsafe and not effective in protecting from UV Rays or exposure. 2. Describe the proposal/change. The proposal/change is requesting additional information from sunscreen manufacturers to include in studies regarding sunscreens and their dosages/ingredients to be a part of the OTC review and monograph studies. These studies would serve as indicators to advise if sunscreens are being sold with the proper approval, contain the specified ingredients which have been permitted, and specify if they are effective. There are certain ingredients which are not subject to pre-approval by the FDA. However, there are some which are allowed and those that are restricted for usage as a safety precaution or environmental factors. If there are any violations, legal action may be pursued. 3. Write the public comment which you would submit to this proposal. If the proposed regulation deadline has already passed, write the comment you would have submitted. Explain briefly what you wish to accomplish with your comment. I am in favor of the proposed change. I believe the FDA should take a part in verifying sunscreens and lotions. I say this because examining the product’s ingredients would help to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the product to the

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