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European Medicines Agency Endorses Gel To Disinfect Newborns’ Umbilical Cord Stumps

New York Times: Fight to Prevent a Newborn Infection Receives a Lift
“A gel used to prevent infections in the umbilical cord stumps of newborns was endorsed by the European Medicines Agency last week, an important step toward distribution of the disinfectant in poor countries. … The new gel, a joint venture of Save the Children and the pharmaceutical company GSK, contains chlorhexidine, also used in a disinfectant mouthwash the company makes…” (McNeil, 5/2).

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