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Re: [IP] FDA to Look at Tainted Skin Preps



Do you remember what brand it was that was contaminated?

On 12/6/2012 9:00 AM, Peter Gubbe wrote:
> This is something of interest:
> "
> 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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