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[IP] FDA to Look at Tainted Skin Preps

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FDA to Look at Tainted Skin PrepsBy Todd Neale, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage
TodayPublished: December 05, 2012
Antiseptic skin preparation products can be contaminated by microbes, a
problem the FDA will address at an upcoming public hearing.There have been
recent reports of microbial contamination of topical antiseptic products that
are used before surgery, before an injection, and to reduce the risk of skin
infection, and some of the products have been recalled, according to Christina
Chang, MD, MPH, and Lesley-Anne Furlong, MD, of the FDA's Center for Drug
Evaluation and Research in Silver Spring, Md.Such contamination, which can
occur during manufacturing or during storage, preparation, and use by
healthcare professionals, has resulted in outbreaks of infection and even
death in some cases, they wrote in a perspective in the Dec. 6 issue of the
New England Journal of Medicine.Next Wednesday and Thursday, the FDA will hold
a public hearing to discuss how to deal with the issue of microbial
contamination of antiseptic skin products, which are not currently required to
be manufactured using sterile processes."

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