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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Over-the-Counter Topical Antimicrobial Drug Products -- Antibacterial Hand Soaps and Body Washes

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. 

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