Hand Sanitizers Carry Unproven Claims to Prevent MRSA Infections

Don’t believe claims that hand sanitizers and antiseptic products prevent MRSA infections. These statements are unproven, says the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a bacterium that can cause severe—even life-threatening—infections that do not respond to standard treatment with the antibiotic methicillin. FDA has warned companies that these unproven claims break federal law.

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