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Final FDA rules on antibacterial hand soaps

On Friday, September 2nd 2016, FDA issued the long expected final rule for over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products. As a result, the FDA will exclude 19 active ingredients, including Triclosan, that have been listed on the previous 1994 tentative final monograph for over-the-counter antiseptic wash products. Manufacturers did not demonstrate that the ingredients are both safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections. Manufacturers have until September 2nd 2017 to meet compliance. It’s important to note that this ruling only applies to product intended to be...