By Terry Miller
In these troubling times, many an entrepreneur is born. The latest attempt to make ends meet seems to be a tending freeway off-ramp salesperson. No, not asking for donations but cashing in on the growing need for face masks.
The FDA is aware that as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to expand globally, the supply chain for these devices will continue to be stressed if demand exceeds available supplies.
Where these particular ‘ Fashion’ masks are produced, we were unable to ascertain.
The FDA recommends conservation strategies for use by healthcare organizations and personnel—categorized for a range of clinical needs and supply levels—intended to assist healthcare organizations in determining conservation procedures during this time period. The FDA’s recommendations are intended to augment, and not intended to replace, specific controls and procedures developed by health care organizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or CDC’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) to aid in infection prevention and control.