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Consumer Tooth Whiteners Belong In Homes; FDA Denies ADA Petition For Drug Status

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The American Dental Association’s 2009 petition does not support a drug designation for peroxide-containing tooth-whitening products, FDA responds. Further information is needed on formulations, mechanisms of action and safety profiles for FDA to determine whether the products meet the definition of a drug.

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