FDA: Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions Linked to Skin Antiseptic

By February 02, 2017

Reactions can occur within minutes of exposure.

Chlorhexidine Bathing May Not Cut Health Care-Linked Infections

January 28, 2015

For critically ill patients, chlorhexidine bathing does not appear to reduce health-care-associated infections.

New Smaller ChloraPrep Applicator Launched

August 01, 2014

CareFusion announced the launch of its ChloraPrep 1mL applicator, the latest addition to the ChloraPrep line.

FDA Addresses Improper OTC Topical Antiseptic Use

November 13, 2013

The FDA is requesting label and packaging changes to improve the safety of certain over-the-counter (OTC) topical antiseptic products.

GuardIVa Antimicrobial Hemostatic IV Dressing Obtains Additional FDA Clearance

September 04, 2012

HemCon Medical Technologies announced receiving an additional U.S. regulatory clearance for the antimicrobial hemostatic IV dressing GuardIVa.

RECALL: Benzalkonium Chloride Antiseptic Wipes Contamination

August 01, 2012

Dukal Corporation announced a U.S. voluntary nationwide recall of selected lots of benzalkonium chloride swabs and antiseptic wipes manufactured for Dukal by Jianerkang Medical Dressing Co. due to concerns about potential microbial contamination with Burkholderia cepacia.

SAFETY ALERT: Skin Lighteners and Anti-Aging Treatment Warning

March 16, 2012

FDA notified healthcare professionals and warned consumers not to use skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, or lotions that might contain mercury.

Cetaphil Launches DermaControl Line for Acne

March 13, 2012

Galderma has expanded its Cetaphil product line with the introduction of Cetaphil DermaControl Foam Wash and Moisturizer SPF 30, formulated to complement an acne regimen for sensitive, acne-prone skin.

Chlorhexidine to Umbilical Cord Stump Reduces Newborn Mortality

February 08, 2012

Cleaning the umbilical cord with chlorhexidine after birth significantly reduces newborn mortality and infection in rural Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Chlorhexidine Erases More of Preoperative Skin Markings

January 24, 2012

Use of a chlorhexidine-based solution for preoperative skin marking is associated with more erasure of skin markings than an iodine-based alternative.