Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter October 5, 2012
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
County has too many accident, injury claims - Hennesseyclipper
Medicines could numb needle pain - MyFox Tampa Bay
West boosts molding capacity in France for safety syringe - Plastics Today
Ebola's Other Victims: Health Care Workers - NPR (blog)
Safe in Common to Exhibit at Emergency Nurses Association Annual Conference - Sacramento Bee
Tangent Medical Receives FDA Clearance for the NovaCath™ Secure IV ... - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
West Pharmaceutical launches B.safe prefilled syringe system - Bizjournals.com
Safe in Common Offers Experienced Advice for UK's Review of Needlestick ... - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
U.S. Vascular Access Device Market to Grow Slowly to $1.6 Billion by 2016 - Infection Control Today
Unilife Poised For Short And Long-Term Gains - Seeking Alpha
HIV
Breastfeeding may protect babies from HIV - Health24.com
Suspected Waltham HIV syringe-toting carjacker arrested in Cambridge - Wicked Local
TPAN program for HIV prevention in serodiscordant couples - Windy City Times
Kenyan Street families miss out on TB, HIV services - Gant Daily
HIV & Me: Growing Up with a Secret - Care2.com (blog)
Interactions Between Malaria Parasite and HIV Demonstrated With Novel ... - RedOrbit
Fewer teen girls having oral sex, study shows - NBCNews.com (blog)
Nigeria Records 1000 HIV/Aids Cases Daily - NACA DG - AllAfrica.com
Focus should be on Innovation to end HIV/AIDS - The Hill (blog)
HIV Positive Mothers Helping HIV Positive Mothers - Huffington Post (blog)
Hepatitis
Hepatitis C outbreak could boost regulation bill - Wall Street Journal
CDC to Baby Boomers: Get Tested for Hepatitis C - ABC News
Molecular and protein markers discovered for liver transplant failure from ... - Science Codex
FDA Setback for Hepatitis Drug - Wall Street Journal
CDC to baby boomers: Get tested for hepatitis C - The Associated Press
Idenix tumbles on hepatitis drug safety concerns - The Associated Press
Idenix Shares Plunge on Hepatitis C Treatment Heart Fears - Bloomberg
FDA Puts Idenix Hepatitis Drug on Partial Hold - Fox Business
Scientists develope first ever hepatitis C vaccine - Business Standard
Hepatitis C outbreak could boost regulation bill - Boston.com
West Nile
West Nile Hits Hard Around Dallas, and Its Spread Is Feared - New York Times
Texas jury awards nearly $1M to West Nile victim - Sacramento Bee
Texas jury awards nearly $1M to West Nile victim - Austin American-Statesman
West Nile rising in Ark.; Health Dept. sends alert - San Francisco Chronicle
West Nile Spraying Could Affect North Texas Bees - CBS 11
North Texas Cities to Start West Nile Spraying Thursday - U.S. News & World Report
State sees increased West Nile Virus activity - Connectcut Plus
Dallas to fight West Nile with aerial spray - Washington Post
West Nile virus: Dallas declares state of emergency - CBS News
To fight West Nile, Dallas plans an aerial defense - Gettysburg Times
IN THE NEWS
HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES’ JOBS IN JEOPARDY IF THEY DON’T GET FLU SHOT
Hospital employees across Colorado are being threatened with their jobs if they don’t get the flu shot by the end of the year. This requirement is being implemented now even though the State of Colorado only requires more than half of all employees to receive the vaccination. The mandate for all employees doesn’t take effect for several years.
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LOW INCIDENCE OF NEEDLESTICK INJURIES AMONG STAFF AT NATIONAL PHARMACY CHAIN
Vaccinations for flu, tetanus and other common vaccines are increasingly taking place in non-medical settings such as supermarkets and drug stores. This added responsibility for pharmacists increases the risk of needlestick injuries (NSIs), puncture wounds often suffered while preparing or after use of a needle. NSIs can transmit bloodborne pathogens, including hepatitis C and HIV, from an infected patient to the person administering the vaccine.
 
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SAFER CHANGEOVER OF INJECTION NEEDLES
UK medical devices specialist, Owen Mumford, has developed a pen needle that makes it easier for people who rely on regular injections to safely use this type of device. According to the company, the Unifine Pentips Plus is the only pen needle of its type with a dedicated second chamber to safely store used needles. This will help prevent needle stick injuries, the company says.
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DON'T STICK OTHERS WITH YOUR PROBLEM
Michael Clark, owner of South Street Pharmacy in Cleveland, will house a safe disposal bin for medical sharps through a new free program from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.  South Street Pharmacy of Cleveland is taking part in a new medical sharps disposal program instituted by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
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The Safety SubCulture Unit (SCU) is a sharps safety device used to obtain samples from positive blood culture bottles.  Needleless sampling reduces risk of needlestick injury.

The plastic tip safely pierces the bottle septum and makes it easy to insert and remove from the culture bottle. The integrated filter cap controls gas or culture discharge for an added level of safety.

OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
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B.SAFE NEEDLE SAFETY SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

 

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 B.safe syringe system, when properly activated, will shield the exposed needle. 


  System Benefits

     • Mitigates glass flange breakage
     • Bulk packaging enables automated assembly
     • Designed to prevent pre-activation
     • Uses standard plunger rods
     • Tamper resistant

 
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