APhA: Ban on powdered gloves effective January 18

APhA: Ban on powdered gloves effective January 18

Adverse side effects have been attributed to the use of glove powder

FDA has made a move to ban powdered gloves worn by health care providers because of their “unreasonable and substantial” illness or injury risk to health care providers, patients, and other individuals.

The final rule from FDA states that all powdered surgeon’s gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon’s gloves must be removed from the market by January 18, 2017.... [Read more at APhA]

 
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