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California Law Banning Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics Will Transform Industry

A toxic chemical ban signed into law in California will change the composition of cosmetics, shampoos, hair straighteners and other personal care products used by consumers across the country, industry officials and activists say. The ban, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom at the end of September, covers 24 chemicals, including mercury, formaldehyde and several types […]

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‘Terrible Role-Modeling’: California Lawmakers Flout Pandemic Etiquette

SACRAMENTO — In California, the cradle of renowned tech startups and the Silicon Valley, elementary school students have had to figure out how to work remotely, but lawmakers have not. Since March, Californians have scrambled to comply with public health orders that required most office and school work to occur at home. But in one […]

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California Rx: State May Dive Into Generic Drug Market

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). SACRAMENTO — California is poised to become the first state to develop its own line of generic drugs, targeting soaring drug prices and stepping into a fiercely competitive drug market dominated by deep-pocketed pharmaceutical companies. The Democratic-controlled legislature overwhelmingly approved a measure Monday that […]