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FDA warns against anti-MRSA hand sanitizers

January 04, 2012
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BRADENTON, FL — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning customers against several companies making unproven claims that their products will prevent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, according to the McClatchy Tribune.

The FDA will begin cracking down on companies that are promoting products as being able to prevent MRSA infections, in effect breaking federal laws, the article stated.

"Consumers are being misled if they think these products you can buy in a drug store or from other places will protect them from a potentially deadly infection," said Deborah Autor, compliance director at FDA''s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

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