Hong Kong drugs watchdog tightens regulations around antiseptic after 14 products are found to be contaminated with harmful bacteria

Hong Kong’s drugs watchdog has decided to tighten regulations surrounding skin antiseptics, after at least 14 products in the city were found to be contaminated with bacteria.On Tuesday, the Department of Health announced the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Hong Kong, which regulates pharmaceutical products in the city, had decided to enhance the control of skin antiseptic products containing chlorhexidine.The board made the decision “after reviewing the existing definition of pharmaceutical…

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