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Proposed Ban on Powdered Gloves

March 28, 2016

Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a proposal to ban most powdered gloves in the United States. While use of these gloves is decreasing, they pose an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury to health care providers, patients and other individuals who are exposed to them, which cannot be corrected through new or updated labeling.

“This ban is about protecting patients and health care professionals from a danger they might not even be aware of,” said Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., director of FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “We take bans very seriously and only take this action when we feel it’s necessary to protect the public health.”

You can read more on the proposed ban here.

If you are looking for alternatives to powdered gloves, Shared Service Systems carries powder-free gloves from Sempermed, Halyard, Innovative Healthcare, Ansell and more. For more information or to order, please contact your Account Representative.