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Saturday, May 9, 2009

FDA Condemns Vick's Hand Sanitizer

The letter covers Sinex nasal spray and Vicks early defense hand sanitizer.
The FDA concluded:

… your OTC drug products have been prepared, packed and held under insanitary conditions whereby they may have been contaminated with filth or rendered injurious to health, and are, therefore, adulterated…

We'd respectfully add that the Vick's Early Defense product uses triclosan as its active ingredient, an ingredient that EPA has red-flagged, and that P&G was censured last year for making unsubstantiated advertising claims in connection with this product.

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