Hand Sanitizers Carry Unproven Claims to Prevent MRSA Infections

Recently, there has been warnings against the development of antibiotic resistance. Bacteria develop resistance if patients do not complete a course of antibiotics. Patients are not generally aware of the problem.

MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a bacterium that can cause severe—even life-threatening—infections that do not respond to standard treatment with the antibiotic methicillin. USFDA has cautioned that hand  sanitizers carry unproven claims to prevent MRSA infections.

This can be accessed at:

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/UCM251950.pdf

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About ksparthasarathy

I am a former Secretary of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. I am a former Raja Ramanna Fellow in the Department of Atomic Energy. Free lance journalism is my hobby
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