A U.S. House Energy & Commerce Health subcommittee has approved an amended version of a bill (H.R. 4250) that would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish a framework with the goal of ensuring more rapid approval of sunscreen ingredients that have already been approved in Europe, Canada and other countries. According to bill-sponsor Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), “The framework we have in front of us today will ensure all sunscreen ingredients receive a transparent review within a predictable time frame.” With melanoma rates increasing in young women by 800 percent and in young men by 400 percent during the past 40 years, the proposal’s sponsors reportedly expressed their concern that FDA has not approved a new sunscreen ingredient in nearly 20 years. Companion legislation has been introduced in the Senate. See Bloomberg BNA Product Safety & Liability Reporter™, June 20, 2014.