Hand sanitizers no cure for MRSA
The bacterial infection MRSA is so potent that typical antibiotics don't kill it.
So, it seems a little far-fetched that a hand sanitizer could prevent the infection, which can cause death.
Yet, that is what some hand sanitizer companies were claiming.
The regulatory agency this week ordered four companies to stop making the claims.
FDA offiicials so there is no proof that hand sanitizers prevent MRSA.
These are the companies they slapped on the hand:
1. Staphaseptic First Aid Antiseptic/Pain Relieving Gel, by Tec Laboratories
2. Safe4Hours Hand Sanitizing Lotion and Safe4Hours First Aid Antiseptic Skin Protectant, by JD Nelson and Associates
3. Dr. Tichenor’s Antiseptic Gel, by Dr. G.H. Tichenor Antiseptic Co.
4. Clean Well All-Natural Hand Sanitizer, Clean Well All-Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipes, and Clean Well All-Natural Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap, by Oh So Clean Inc., also known as CleanWell Company