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FDA Deems 28 Ingredients Ineligible For OTC Antiseptic Rub, Defers On 3

April 11, 2019
FDA on Thursday (April 11) finalized a decision that 28 active ingredients are not allowed to be used in over-the-counter hand sanitizers -- also known as OTC consumer antiseptic rubs -- and deferred making a decision and called for more data on three other active ingredients, including ethyl alcohol, which the agency says is the most commonly used ingredient in hand sanitizers. The agency says that only 3% of the marketplace will be affected by the final rule, as most...


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