Clorox Healthcare Introduces Povidone-Iodine Alternative to Antibiotics for Nasal Decolonization

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Clorox Healthcare introduces povidone-iodine alternative to antibiotics for nasal decolonization.

Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections.1 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), antibiotic stewardship – the commitment to use antibiotics only when necessary to treat or prevent disease – combined with steps to prevent hospital-associated infections (HAIs) and transmission of resistant bacteria, is critical to stopping the spread of antibiotic resistance.2