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R&D for Lifetime of Life

No to mouthwash claims.

The US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has told 3 mouthwash makers to stop making health claims that their products prevent gum disease or remove plaque, without support for these claims.

The active ingredient in mouthwash is sodium fluoride, approved by the FDA  to prevent tooth decay. It is not approved for treatment of gum disease or plaque removal and the makers would need to submit new drug applications for such use.

The mouthwashes affected are Listerine Total Care (Johnson and Johnson), CVS Complete Care  and Walgreen Mouth Rinse.

The companies have 15 days to fix labels or produce plans to correct them.

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September 29, 2010 - Posted by | FDA, Gum disease, Health, Success

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