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CFR - Code of Federal Regulations Title 21

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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 5]
[CITE: 21CFR344]





TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER D - DRUGS FOR HUMAN USE
 
PART 344TOPICAL OTIC DRUG PRODUCTS FOR OVER-THE-COUNTER HUMAN USE
 

Subpart A - General Provisions

Sec. 344.1 Scope.

(a) An over-the-counter topical otic drug product in a form suitable for topical administration is generally recognized as safe and effective and is not misbranded if it meets each of the conditions in this part in addition to each of the general conditions established in § 330.1.

(b) References in this part to regulatory sections of the Code of Federal Regulations are to chapter I of title 21 unless otherwise noted.

Sec. 344.3 Definitions.

As used in this part:

(a) Anhydrous glycerin. An ingredient that may be prepared by heating glycerin U.S.P. at 150 deg.C for 2 hours to drive off the moisture content.

(b) Earwax removal aid. A drug used in the external ear canal that aids in the removal of excessive earwax.

(c) Water-clogged ears. The retention of water in the external ear canal, thereby causing discomfort and a sensation of fullness or hearing impairment.

(d) Ear drying aid. A drug used in the external ear canal to help dry water-clogged ears.

[51 FR 28660, Aug. 8, 1986, as amended at 65 FR 48905, Aug. 10, 2000]

Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321, 351, 352, 353, 355, 360, 371.
Source: 51 FR 28660, Aug. 8, 1986, unless otherwise noted.

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