Studies On Hand Sanitizer for FDA Conducted Outside The U.S.
June 15, 2015 MASS 0
• Fact: An alcohol hand sanitizer company funded studies at a Corporate Testing facility – Unilever Labs in England for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and then the CDC endorsed alcohol sanitizer was only for away-from-the-sink use to improve healthcare workers frequency of hand sanitizing events. Despite mounting scientific proof that alcohol free hands sanitizers were equally as effective as alcohol, the CDC refused to accept or recommend their use.
Fact: In 1997, the AMA and FDA released a study that stated 60,000 patients died from hospital-acquired infections, such as MRSA, due to the lack of proper hand washing.
• Fact: In 2013, hospital acquired infection death rate had increased to over 90,000 deaths despite the prolific use of alcohol HS and known side effects.
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