Ghanaian FDA starts regulation of toothbrush as a medical device

GHANA – The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said it will commence regulation of toothbrush as a medical device as from September. The authority has said already laid out standards for manual and powered toothbrushes will be used as references. Information released by Uniliver during world oral health day disclosed that at least 96% of adults in Ghana within ages 35-44 years are affected by gum diseases, while another 40% of 12-year-olds suffer from decayed, missing teeth, stained teeth and bad breath. The situation is even worse in Africa…

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