FDA Week - 03/20/2020

Pharmacists Ask FDA To Address Sanitizer Ingredient Shortage

By Kelly Lienhard / March 18, 2020 at 3:18 PM
Several pharmacist associations say FDA’s new guidance allowing compounding of hand sanitizers during the COVID-19 emergency falls short because key ingredients aren't available, and they ask for more flexibility in a letter to FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn Wednesday (March 18). Over the weekend, FDA said it would not take enforcement action against compounders -- including pharmacists, federal facilities and outsourcing facilities -- producing hand sanitizers for consumers as long as their products follow an agency-mandated formula. The letter writers --...

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