FDA: Popular Mouthwashes Make False Claims
Agency Asks 3 Companies to Stop Making Claims About Effectiveness of Mouth Rinses
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Mike DeAngelis, a spokesman for CVS, says in an email the company will “fully comply with all FDA labeling requirements.”
Similarly, a letter to Walgreen Company refers to the Walgreen Mouth Rinse Full Action. The labeling says that it “helps prevent cavities” and “helps fight visible plaque above the gum line” -- claims that would classify it as a drug, violating the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, according the FDA.
Robert Elfinger, a Walgreen spokesman, says in an email that the company is “committed to working with the FDA on this matter and will be responding to their letter accordingly.”