Makers of products using chlorhexidine to fight bacteria in hospitals provide support for scientists who repeatedly find those products to be very effective – even as concerns about safety have mounted.

Date of Publication: April 7, 2017

Source: Reuters Investigates

Authors: Deborah J. Nelson and Ryan McNeill

Excerpt: “[A]s use of chlorhexidine products has grown, so have concerns about their effectiveness and safety — and about the role of industry-backed research in promoting them. The industry money funding chlorhexidine research muddies the message of the results, in the view of many health experts.”