CDC Issues Health Advisory about Serious Adverse Health Events Associated with Methanol-based Hand Sanitizers

Published: 07/07/2020

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed with the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center that serious adverse health events occurred in seven patients who had purportedly ingested ABHSR in June 2020. Significant blood methanol concentrations were detected in all patients; four died, one critically ill patient recovered with loss of vision, and outcomes are pending on the remaining two critically ill patients. Two product sa

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