n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - Remaining true to function : editor's forum

Volume 40, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0257-2028



It's old news that manufacturers of cosmetics and nutritional supplements aren't permitted to make medical claims for any given product, such as 'to prevent, treat, or cure any medical condition'. We all know this is non-compliance, according to the FDA and CTFA, yet it's most alarming to see the numerous dubious medial claims on complementary and alternative medicines (CAMS) and cosmetics products on the shelf at a number of leading retail pharmacy outlets.

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