Each day millions of Americans use antibacterial hand soap and body wash products. FDA has issued a proposed rule to require manufactures of antibacterial hand soaps and body washes to demonstrate that their products are safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections.
- Safety and Effectiveness of Consumer Antiseptics: Topical Antimicrobial Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use; Amendment of Tentative Final Monograph; Reopening Administrative Record
FDA issues proposed rule to determine safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps
FDA News Release (12/16/2013)
FDA Taking Closer Look at 'Antibacterial' Soap