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FDA Urged to Ban Medical Use of Latex Gloves
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The FDA’s failure to ban latex gloves or the use of cornstarch in their manufacturing process “demonstrates astonishingly reckless and inexcusable disregard for the health and safety of patients and healthcare workers,” says Public Citizen Health Research Group.

In a letter to the federal agency Monday, the advocacy group said that because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has refused to take action on this and several similar petitions over the last 13 years, “untold numbers of preventable serious injuries have continued to occur to both patients and healthcare workers exposed to these extremely dangerous products.”