Coronavirus: Dayton Children’s makes its own hand sanitizer

Pharmacists at Dayton Children's Hospital are making hand sanitizer for use in the hospital amid a nationwide shortage due to the coronavirus pandemic. CONTRIBUTED

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Pharmacists at Dayton Children's Hospital are making hand sanitizer for use in the hospital amid a nationwide shortage due to the coronavirus pandemic. CONTRIBUTED

Dayton Children’s Hospital pharmacists are making their own hand sanitizer.

The pharmacy team already has made more than 65 gallons for use in the hospital to address a nationwide shortage, according to a release issued Thursday night from the hospital.

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The Federal Drug Administration and Board of Pharmacy relaxed regulations to allow pharmacies to manufacture hand sanitizer. The pharmacists at Dayton Children’s make it using just four ingredients in a negative pressure room of the hospital.

The pharmacy team is next exploring the idea of a second batch of sanitizer, which would be bottled and sold to hospital employees having a hard time finding hand sanitizer in stores, the release stated.

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For additional information about the hospital's response to COVID-19, visit Dayton Children's Hospital's coronavirus page on its website.

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