US Consumers' Hand Sanitizer Resources Expand: FDA Allows Compounding During Pandemic
Agency says compounding pharmacies are more familiar with standards and methods for producing drug products than “untrained consumers.” It will allow operations that might otherwise get sanctioned for marketing adulterated drugs because their products likely are better than some remedies consumers are making. It is aware consumers are experiencing difficulties accessing alcohol-based hand sanitizers and are concocting their own hand sanitizers.
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