FDA Claims Dirty Advertising Over P&G Sanitizer

Law360, New York (September 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. health regulator has admonished Procter & Gamble Co. for marketing a hand sanitizer to prevent colds and fight germs without government testing for those claims.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter on Tuesday to Procter & Gamble for allegedly making unlawful claims about its Vicks Early Defense Foaming Hand Sanitizer (Early Defense) product. While the FDA is not aware of significant health risks associated with the sanitizer, the agency said it was “concerned” because the product was not proven safe...
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