Their Hair Fell Out. Should the F.D.A. Have the Power to Act?

“When the Los Angeles hairstylist Chaz Dean pitched his almond mint and lavender-scented hair care products, he sold millions. But his formula got an unexpected result: itching, rashes, even hair loss in large clumps, in both adults and children. More than 21,000 complaints have been lodged against his Wen Hair Care, and Mr. Dean has found himself at the center of a fierce debate over the government’s power to ensure the safety of a cosmetics industry with about $50 billion in annual sales.” Read more at The New York Times.