- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Sen. Jack Reed is hailing the passage of a bill he pushed that could bring new and more advanced sunscreens to store shelves more quickly.

The Senate on Wednesday approved the bipartisan bill, and it is now headed to the House. Reed’s office says it is expected to be approved there.

The bill is designed to speed regulatory approval of sunscreen technologies. It would expedite the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s review process for sunscreen ingredients that were approved years ago in Europe and Canada.

Reed calls it a win for consumers and public health. He says Americans shouldn’t have to wait decades for access to the most advanced and effective sunscreens.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.

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