D&C Yellow No. 6
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
What is it?
FDA has regulatory review for color additives used in foods, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices. FD&C Yellow No. 6 is not listed as a FDA-approved colorant; however FD&C Yellow No. 6 is listed. FD&C colors are the colors certified for use by the U.S. FDA in the food, drug, and cosmetic industry. FD&C indicates that the colorant is approved for use in food, drugs and cosmetics, and D&C indicates it is approved for use in drugs and cosmetics. It appears that D&C Yellow No. 6 would fall under the same regulations as FD&C Yellow No. 6.
 Electronic Code of Federal Registers. Title 21: Food and Drugs. Part 74. Listing of color additives subject to certification. Subpart B. Drugs. Accessed online October 19, 2011. http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=c387334e82029536a53dde1171ba5481;rgn=div5;view=text;node=21%3A220.127.116.11.27;idno=21;cc=ecfr#21:18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124
 U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Color Additives: FDA's Regulatory Process and Historical Perspectives. Accessed 10/20/2011. http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/ColorAdditives/RegulatoryProcessHistoricalPerspectives/default.htm