|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||March 20, 2015|
|Health Care Providers Report Ease of Use and Preference for the PharmaJet Needle-Free Injector|
|Wonkblog: Why it took so long for the world to start using ‘smart,’ self-destructing syringes|
BD must still pay $350M+ due to safety syringe spat; other punishments delayed pending appeal
A federal court has upheld the $350 million-plus in damages that Becton Dickinson ($BDX) owes Retractable Technologies due to a legal spat over drug delivering prefilled syringes. But BD can take solace in the part of Davis' ruling that stayed a previous order requiring the company to inform end users about its false advertising regarding the syringes.
Workers comp only for distressed nurse after accidental HIV needle stick
Workers compensation is the exclusive remedy for a health care worker who said her employer subjected her to emotional distress by inquiring about work absences after she was injured on the job, a federal judge has ruled.Elsa Roberts worked as a...
Needles From Heroin Use Continue To Be Discarded In Public Areas ‘Sharp Increase In Numbers Continues’
Several weeks ago a young Sullivan child was stuck with a discarded needle outside of his home near another property. Discarded needles are a weekly, sometimes daily, problem for law enforcement officers in the City of Sullivan as numbers have increased from just five located in 2010 to 45 in 2014.
Discarded needle disposal tips: 5 ways to stay safe
Melting snow uncovers more than just pavement, so the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy is offering tips on dealing with stray syringes
|SurModics IVD Part of Breakthrough Smartphone-Driven HIV Test|
|Herpes Drug Might Help Control Spread of HIV, Too|
|HIV/AIDS has declined in Nigeria –UNAIDS|
|HIV not as infectious soon after transmission as thought|
|Central African Republic Doctors Say War Boosting HIV Prevalence|
|Can HIV Be Stopped in San Diego Within 10 Years? This Organization Is Betting on It|
|What It's Like to Be a Woman With HIV|
HIV tests agony of mum cut by discarded syringe
A YORK mum-of-two says she has become a virtual prisoner in her own home after being cut by a dirty needle discarded outside her flat.
|Hepatitis C Drugs Will 'Strain Budgets' at Current Prices: Study|
|Critical Reports Mount On Hepatitis C Pill Costs|
|Federal Judge Lets NY Prison Hepatitis Policy Claim Proceed|
|Hepatitis A: how it spreads and symptoms to watch for|
|Hepatitis A cases trigger vaccinations at North Ridge Elementary in Surrey|
|WHO urges stepped-up battle against hepatitis B|
|Upcoming season expected to be bad for West Nile virus|
|Even in drought, mosquitoes threaten|
|FAQ: Could this be a bad year for West Nile virus?|
|Drug firms work to find strong pain relievers that don’t invite abuse|
|Aging baby boomers bring drug habits into middle age|
|Hickenlooper effort targets prescription drug overdoses in Colorado|
|$2.5 Million NIH Grant to Fund Mount Sinai Research into Reducing Heroin Injection and HIV Infection|
|Ebola means 'school is not safe'|
|Violence against women rises in Ebola-hit nations: ministers: TRFN|
|Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to lock down 2.5 million people|
|Violence against women rises in Ebola-hit nations: ministers|
|WHO chief says 'tremendous progress' made in Ebola fight|
|How to Prevent the Next Ebola|
|Ebola Epidemic: Why a Few Cases Could Threaten Progress|
|Guinea Ebola cases rise, three doctors infected|
|U.S. Ebola patient now in critical conditio: NIH|
|Ebola virus: Nine things to know|
Tulip Safety Fistula Needle
Features of the clear, patented TULIP safety needle protector:
WHO urges India to advocate use of auto-disable syringes
To tackle the pervasive issue of unsafe injection practices, Director General of World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan flagged off “Global Campaign for Safe Injection Practice” on the use of a new injection safety policy.
JUST PUBLISHED - NEW EDITION OF OR PROFESSIONAL SAFETY BOOK
My friend and colleague, Dr. Mark S Davis has just published a new edition of his wonderful book.
JUST PUBLISHED: The NEW and Updated 2015 Third Edition of Advanced Precautions for Today'S OR: The Operating Room Professional's Handbook for the Prevention of Sharps Injuries and Bloodborne Exposures, By Mark S. Davis, M.D. The book is available as an e-book download at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S5BLSW0
SHARPSSENTINEL WALL CABINET SYSTEM
The SharpSentinel™ Wall Cabinet System secure sharps containers in a sturdy locked enclosure. SharpSentinel™ wall cabinets are perfect for use in patient rooms, exam rooms, physician and dentist offices, and any other areas where staff supervision is limited. Designed to protect staff from accidental needlesticks, this new system complies with all OSHA, NIOSH, CDC, and JC
For more information, contact Bemis Health Care
Products Group at
Packaging your drug in a prefillable syringe with a safety feature will provide protection for health care workers and patients against accidental needlestick injuries. The NovaGuard SA (Staked-needle Automatic) syringe system can be deployed using a single-handed technique to shield the exposed needle.
· Mitigates glass flange breakage
· Bulk packaging enables automated assembly
· Designed to prevent pre-activation
· Uses standard plunger rods
· Tamper resistant
To learn more about using the NovaGuard SA syringe system for your drug product, or for information on any of West’s injectable drug packaging or delivery system technologies, click here.
*For investigational use only by our pharmaceutical and biotechnology development partners. West markets the NovaGuard SA technology as an integrated system. Final assembly is completed by the pharmaceutical company.
West and the diamond logo and NovaGuard™ are trademarks or registered s of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.
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