The Firm’s Drugs and Cosmetics practice focuses on food, drug, medical device, and cosmetic regulatory and compliance matters. The Firm has a very comprehensive practice in the regulation of packaging materials for food, drugs, and cosmetics and other food-contact articles. We represent clients in addressing all issues relating to these products, including the suitability of their composition and labelling. Our Firm has been advising on the following with regard to the aspects of Drugs and Cosmetics practice:

  • Review of compliance status of food ingredients and additives, functional foods, and substances used in food packaging and  processing equipment
  • Advising clients on the status of ingredients, processing aids, and finished products (including labelling) under all of the Asian  regulatory schemes
  • Reviewing labelling and advertising for compliance with Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1945 and guidelines
  • Advise on the classification of a product as a cosmetic or a drug based on the product claims
  • Counseling on potential product liability issues and defending related court cases
  • Providing guidance on the safety testing of cosmetic ingredients, including toxicology, carcinogenicity, and sensitivity testing on  volunteers
  • Assisting in compliance issues, including good manufacturing practices, record keeping, product recalls, and governmental inspection practices