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Antimicrobial products not linked to antibiotic resistance.

* The use of topical antimicrobial wash products does not contribute to antimicrobial resistance, according to scientific literature given to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) and The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA). The agencies filed three sets of comments to the agency as the FDA develops a Final Monograph for Over the Counter Health Care Antiseptic Drug Products.

In recent years, several national, regional and inter-governmental agencies (British House of Lords, European Commission and WHO, among others) have reviewed the available data on antimicrobial resistance. Additionally, the associations said that FDA should be open to receiving new data on the benefits of antimicrobial products beyond the recent deadline for submitting additional comments and data.
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Publication:Household & Personal Products Industry
Date:Oct 1, 2003
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