Powdered gloves banned for use in medical and veterinary offices

 From the FVMA

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FDA BAN OF POWDERED GLOVES FOR USE IN VETERINARY MEDICINE GOES INTO EFFECT JAN. 18! 

 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned the use of all powdered surgeon’s gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon’s glove, effective January 18, 2017.  The FDA banned these products in a Rule made on December 19, 2016.

 

In placing its ban, the FDA found they presented an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury, and that the risk cannot be corrected or eliminated by labeling or a change in labeling.

 

The FDA ban impacts both veterinary medicine and human medicine.

 

These devices must be removed from the market as of January 18, 2017.

 

The FDA Rule may be accessed online, or members may contact Michael J. Ryan, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, at (301) 796-6283, or by email: michael.ryan@fda.hhs.gov for further information.