ACI’s Antiseptic Testing Continues Under Specter Of FDA Administrative Order
The American Cleaning Institute is preparing to submit a healthcare personnel hand wash study to the US FDA pending confidentiality discussions, along with results from a literature review on the topic of antimicrobial resistance. A progress report is due to the agency in October, which could stave off an administrative order under the reformed OTC drug review system.
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Notwithstanding issues with contract testing labs and a lull in US FDA communication, the American Cleaning Institute is optimistic about progress to support GRASE decision-making for OTC topical antiseptic products, including pilot maximal usage trial (MUsT) studies and proposed investigations to see if antimicrobial soap reduces MRSA transmission in US military barracks.
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