FDA Seeks More Data On Hand Sanitizer Ingredient Safety

By Adam Lidgett (April 11, 2019, 5:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it wants more information on whether three active ingredients found in over-the-counter hand sanitizers are safe and actually work.

The FDA said in a final rule — filed Thursday and set for publication in the Federal Register on Friday — that it will be seeking more data on the effectiveness and safety of benzalkonium chloride, ethyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol in the antiseptic rubs, adding that for now it won't yank hand sanitizers with those ingredients off store shelves. The rule also said, however, that 28 other active ingredients can't be used in...

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