OTC Sanitizers Lather Up US Drug Recalls In 2020
OTC hand sanitizers containing methanol accounted for a large part of the total and likely will continue frequent recalls in 2021, according to Stericyle. "From a product category perspective, safe hand sanitizers remain a priority,” says VP Chris Harvey.
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