FDA Reviews OTC Healthcare Antiseptics

The FDA has announced a review of the safety and effectiveness of non-prescription antiseptics used in healthcare settings.  The review is prompted in part because of increased use of these products, but is not in response to any identified specific problems.  During the review, the FDA recommends that healthcare providers continue to use their current protocols.  For details, including a link to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, see http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm445002.htm .  For short summaries of the review and proposed rule, see…

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