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    Default FDA warns Purell to stop making 'unproven' claims that sanitizer can eliminate Ebola

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    Jan 28, 2020

    The FDA has issued a warning to the maker of Purell hand sanitizer to stop making unproven claims that the product can help eliminate diseases like Ebola, MRSA and the flu. According to CNN, the FDA's director of compliance sent a "warning letter" to Gojo, Purell's parent company, to stop making unproven claims for marketing purposes that could position the hand sanitizer as a pharmaceutical drug.
    The letter from the FDA reportedly notes that Purell says on its website and on social media that the sanitizer "kills more than 99.99% of the most common germs that may cause illness in a healthcare setting, including MRSA & VRE." Purell and Gojo also note that "Purell Advanced Gel, Foam, and Ultra-Nourishing Foam Hand Sanitizer products demonstrated effectiveness against a drug resistant clinical strain of Candida auris in lab testing.

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    Default Re: FDA warns Purell to stop making 'unproven' claims that sanitizer can eliminate Eb

    Not to support Purell, but "...help eliminate..." or "...help prevent..." ??? Sounds like a quick fix...unless they actually meant what they said???

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    Default Re: FDA warns Purell to stop making 'unproven' claims that sanitizer can eliminate Eb

    Those are what are called "weasel words." They can't legally make the claim that they can prevent anything, so they insert qualifiers like "helps."
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