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Anti-viral standards

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

ASTM International test standards for assessing virucidal activity of handwash and handrub agents should be included in the OTC topical antimicrobial products final monograph, Microbiotest, Inc. asserts in recent comments to FDA. Lab also submits its protocol for study of hygienic handwash/handrub agent. "Recent upsurge" in viral infections necessitates anti-viral indications for antimicrobial products be included in rule alongside antibacterial claims, firm says. CTFA and SDA also support adding anti-viral indications (1"The Tan Sheet" Jan. 27, 2003, p. 7)...

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