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US FDA Adds Hand Sanitizer Import Alert Category After COVID-19 Production Surge Turned Deadly

Action responds to methanol contamination in hand sanitizers manufactured in Mexico and marketed in the US under numerous brands that followed a loosening standards for the products to drive a swift increase in production and meet surging demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Apple Series 6 Watch Pumps Mobile Access To Blood Oxygen Saturation Measurement

The company is sponsoring research on how the blood oxygen sensor feature on its Apple Watch 6 could be applied to specific health problems.

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Fitbit Has OTC Electrocardiogram App To Rival Apple, Samsung With Clearance In US, EU

Fitbit will launch its new Fitbit Sense smartwatch with ECG app in Europe, US, Hong Kong and India in October. 

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Return Of Buying OTC Drugs With Pre-Tax Accounts Slow To Dawn On Consumers After 10-Year Sunset

"Because of what a lot of consumers are facing right now, layoffs, furloughs, working online, they may not be aware of how this health savings account benefit can serve them at this time,” says Finance Bar CEO Marsha Barnes. CHPA is preparing digital campaign to explain that health savings, flexible spending and similar pre-tax accounts once again can be used for direct purchases of OTC drugs.

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Fortacin Wins Commission Approval As Fifth EU-Wide Rx-To-OTC Switch

European Commission approval of Fortacin as OTC premature ejaculation treatment makes it only the fifth drug switched EU-wide through the centralized procedure. 

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Self-Care Devices Will Need New UKCA Mark Post-Brexit

Self-care medical devices sold in Great Britain post-Brexit will require a new UKCA certification mark, which importantly will not be recognized in the EU, EEA or Northern Ireland, requiring manufacturers to navigate two separate regulatory systems. 

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