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FDA Negligently Ignores Tainted Alcohol Wipes that Killed Child

The death of Harrison Kothari, a 2-year-old boy, may only be the first death caused by contaminated alcohol wipes which have been linked to allegedly shoddy sterilization practices at Triad Group, a Wisconsin medical products firm.  A type of rare bacteria on the wipes has sparked the recall of tens of millions of pads and swabs, and dozens of people have stepped forward to say they may have been sickened.

What’s more, government documents show that the U.S. FDA knew about problems with contamination and sterilization at the plant.

MSNBC reports:

“Documents show that FDA officials expressed concerns following visits to the Triad plant ... Inspectors reported that the company could not validate the processes used to ensure quality or sterility not only of alcohol prep pads and wipes, but also ... hemorrhoid creams, infant and adult glycerin suppositories and sterile lubricating jelly widely used in homes, as well as in clinics and hospitals for medical exams.”

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