Final ruling from the FDA was released on 9/6 that gives manufacturers of consumer antibacterial wash one year to remove 19 banned ingredients from their products. The ingredients are not generally recognized as safe and effective and consumer antibacterial washes containing these will be considered misbranded effective 1 year after final rule publication in the Federal Register and cannot be sold. Companies can submit for new drug applications which will be required for marketing, remove from the market or reformulate their products. Read more in Zachary Brennan’s article on RAPS and in the Final Rule.
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