FDA Going after Makers of Antibacterial Hand Sanitizers

Most people know that bacteria are picked up and transmitted by the hands, and so it seems logical that to protect ourselves, we can use antibacterial hand sanitizers. Logical but wrong. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is now going after makers of hand sanitizers for making claims that their products will protect against MRSA and other diseases. Of the sanitizers, the FDA says, “Some hand sanitizers and antiseptic products come with claims that they can prevent MRSA infections. Don’t believe them.” Such claims have not been proven, according to the FDA, and the manufacturers have been warned to cease making such statements.

The bacterium MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can cause serious illness,  Continue reading