STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

FDA Investigating Adverse Event Reports Associated With Wen Hair Care Products

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Food and Drug Administration says it is investigating reports of hair loss, hair breakage, balding, itching and rash associated with the use of Wen by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner products.

In a July 19 statement, the agency said it has received 127 adverse event reports directly from consumers about the Wen products — the largest number of reports ever associated with any cosmetic hair-cleansing product, including cleansing conditioners.

The FDA added that it is also investigating more than 21,000 complaints reported directly to Chaz Dean Inc. and direct marketing company Guthy-Renker LLC, which the agency ...



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