For the second time in its history, FDA bans a medical device (powdered gloves)

bannedOnce, in 1983, the FDA banned a medical device: prosthetic hair fibers.  Since then despite all of the recalls, lawsuits, deaths, and adverse event reports, it has banned no device.  But today, that changes, as the FDA again used its ban power.  This time, it applied the ban to various kinds of powdered gloves used by doctors and surgeons.  Click the picture to see the updated rule, or click here to learn more about the FDA’s ban power.

Peter Mullenix