FDA Orders Antibacterials Removed From Consumer Soaps

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Antibacterial soaps will soon disappear from store shelves under orders from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA claims that they provide no benefits over regular soap. In the announcement Friday, the FDA states that soap manufacturers must have antibacterial soap be reformulated or removed from stores within a year.

The FDA had given manufacturers time to come up with data showing their products were better than soap alone, but no significant new data were submitted, said Theresa Michele of the FDA’s Division of Non-prescription Drug Products said in a Friday morning news conference.

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H/T: NBC News