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An antibacterial drug is an antimicrobial agent that interferes with the reproduction and growth of bacteria.
Consumers may think antibacterial washes are more effective at preventing the spread of germs, but we have no scientific evidence that they are any better than plain soap and water," stated Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, earlier this month.
Following a proposed rule, issued on December 16, 2013, where FDA requested manufacturers to submit additional information to determine the safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps, no additional data was submitted or the data submitted was not sufficient to support the monograph conditions for 19 consumer antiseptic wash ingredients.
In announcing its ban, on September 2, the FDA said it found no evidence that antibacterial soaps were any more effective in preventing infection than plain soap and water.
Companies will no longer be able to market antibacterial washes with these ingredients because manufacturers did not demonstrate that the ingredients are both safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections," the FDA wrote in a statement.
It found that in 2015 seven out of 16 hospitals across Wales decreased their antibacterial usage.
These types of materials can be used in textile, plastic, paint and coating industries, and also in the production of medical equipment as antibacterial agents.
Antibacterial textiles are highly desired in medical and household applications.
Further experiments are in progress to determine CS modified RBCs antibacterial efficacy by direct contact test.
The Researchers have been looking for a method which makes Nanometer layers on cotton cloth to preserve the main properties of the product including softness and resistance and also can include antibacterial properties.