FDA Seeks More Data on Safety of Hospital Hand Cleaners

April 30, 2015 7:26 PM

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials say more information is needed to establish the safety and effectiveness of common hand cleaners used in hospitals, doctors' offices and nursing homes to kill germs and prevent infections.

The Food and Drug Administration is asking manufacturers to submit additional data about medical hand washes and sanitizers, including the long-term effects of their daily use on the skin.

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