NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HIBICLENS®, the over-the-counter antibacterial skin soap, was featured on NBC’s “Today Show” www.today.com as the 2017 No. 1 Pharmacist-Recommended Antibacterial Soap, according to Pharmacy Times® and U.S. News & World Report Survey of Pharmacists’ OTC Recommendations. The annual list highlights products recommended by more than 3,000 pharmacists.
HIBICLENS® kills germs on contact while offering protection against MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and other staph infections.1 Additionally, a unique benefit is its long-lasting defense which protects the skin against germs, bacteria and fungi for up to 24 hours.2
HIBICLENS® is FDA approved and free of triclosan and triclocarban. These are two of the 19 ingredients posing potential health risks that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced in a final rule to end marketing of some over-the-counter antibacterial soaps. The protection HIBICLENS® can provide is particularly important considering that the average person comes into contact with 300 surfaces every 30 minutes, which exposes them to 840,000 germs.3 HIBICLENS® is used daily in hospitals and health care facilities nationwide.
For more than 40 years HIBICLENS® has demonstrated its efficacy and safety through numerous clinical studies. It received 616,500 total recommendations monthly by pharmacists in the 2017 survey by to Pharmacy Times® and U.S. News & World Report, which analyzes the collective recommendations of thousands of pharmacists for more than 1,100 over-the-counter brands, representing over 163 product categories — from allergy and pain relief to cough and cold as well as antibacterial soaps.
“We are pleased that once again pharmacists have ranked HIBICLENS® #1. Pharmacists are relied upon daily to assist shoppers in selecting the right products to meet their healthcare needs. The fight against infection starts at home and while HIBICLENS® is well known and respected as a pre- and post-surgical wash it is gentle enough to use every day for daily hand hygiene needs as well,” said Janet Carter Smith, Vice President, Retail.
HIBICLENS® is available for over-the-counter purchase for home use in the first-aid aisle of drug stores, mass merchandisers and grocery chains, including CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, Target, Kroger and Publix. To learn more about HIBICLENS®, please visit hibiclens.com or click here for “Today Show” mention of HIBICLENS®.
About Mölnlycke Health Care U.S.
Mölnlycke is a world-leading medical solutions company. We design and supply solutions to enhance performance at every point of care – from the hospital to the home. We specialise in:
- Wound management: including dressings with Safetac® such as Mepitel® and Mepilex.®
- Preventing pressure ulcers: with Mepilex® Border used prophylactically and devices to help turn and re-position patients.
- Surgical solutions: including Mölnlycke Barrier surgical apparel,® HiBi® antiseptics and Biogel® surgical gloves.
Mölnlycke was founded in 1849. Nowadays our solutions are available in around 100 countries; we’re the number one global provider of advanced wound care and single-use surgical products. Our headquarters are in Gothenburg, Sweden and we have about 7,500 employees around the world.
1 – Chapter 15, Chlorhexidine, Graham Denton
2 – MBT Study No. 582-106 Study Protocol # 5126.96.36.199.12
3 – The 2011 Tork Report