|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||October 16, 2015|
|Vigmed signs exclusive distribution agreement for Finland.|
|Focus on sales leads to change of CEO in Vigmed Holding AB|
|Risk of needlestick injury from injecting needles|
|Read Elton John’s Impassioned Plea To Fight HIV/AIDS|
|Communities Commemorate National Latino AIDS Awareness Day|
|Team describes rapid, sensitive test for HIV mutations|
|What Can Be Done for People Whose HIV Treatment History Is Written on Their Bodies?|
|Addressing the Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Latino Community|
|HIV Heroes Walk to Better Health|
|Man who proved HIV causes AIDS is back with promising vaccine|
Dear Abby: Woman's hidden HIV status must be brought to light
Woman’s hidden HIV status must be brought to light Dear Abby: I’m writing regarding the letter from “She’s Killing Them in Indiana” (July 8) and your response to the writer, whose friend is HIV positive and doesn’t tell her partners her diagnosis.
Punctur-Guard Wing Sets
We've adapted our internal blunting technology to the Punctur-Guard Safety Winged Set! This allows the needle to be blunted while still inside the patient's vein, protecting the vessel and eliminating exposure during needle withdrawal.
The one-handed activation technique allows for undistracted care to be given to the venipuncture site at all times. Available in 19G, 21G, 23G, and 25G - Please see the product brochure for full ordering information.
|Cuba to Present Results of New Medicine for Hepatitis C|
|Egypt’s Virus C: Organised virus, disorganised state|
|408 patients tested negative for Hepatitis C so far: SGH|
|Patients with Hepatitis C Virus Often Do Not Know They Are Infected|
|Vincent McKay: Action needed tackle death toll from viral hepatitis|
|Viral hepatitis in Pacific a chief WHO concern|
|National hepatitis commission accused of adopting untested therapy|
|New hepatitis C treatments have excellent outcomes|
|HIV Therapy May Also Lower Risk for Hepatitis B|
|HIV drugs provide added benefit of protecting against hepatitis B virus|
Patients with Hepatitis C Virus Often Do Not Know They Are Infected
More than three-quarters of intravenous drug users and Baby Boomers tested for hepatitis C were positive and unaware they were infected, according to results of a study published in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine.
|West Nile symptoms may never wear off|
|Two Livingston County residents treated for West Nile Virus|
|Human case of West Nile confirmed in Irving|
|Vaccine vital to combat equine West Nile|
|CT sees eight cases of West Nile Virus|
|Fort Worth Nurse Battles Against West Nile Virus|
|LA, Riverside counties continue to see spread of West Nile virus|
|Controlled Substance Prescribing Patterns — Prescription Behavior Surveillance System, Eight States, 2013|
|Halloween Toy Pens Resembling Syringes Irk Parents And Anti-Drug Activists In US|
|Pittsburgh-area woman sues Bill Cosby for defamation, abuse|
|Porter County Substance Abuse Council Prevention Efforts with Porter County Sheriff|
|Obama: My Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan|
|Drug abuse and prevention at center of Hackensack Alliance for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse seminar|
|DRUG ABUSE AND PREVENTION IN T&T|
Annie Oakley Once Took Hearst Newspapers to Court for Reporting a False Cocaine Addiction
Generally, it isn’t a good idea to pick a fight with a world-famous sharpshooter. William Randolph Hearst and his editors found this out the hard way when they ran a story that said the already-legendary Annie Oakley was a drug addict and a thief. But Oakley did not reach for her rifle. She took Hearst to court, along with many other newspapers that picked up the story. She wanted to clear her good name.
We're not gonna take it PSA - Brock and Oram
Brock and Oram PSA against prescription drug abuse for Sam Olen's "We're not gonna take it" campaign.
|WHO: Ebola virus persists after symptoms|
|Second Ebola nurse now crashing into critical condition after CDC-controlled media falsely proclaimed her 'cured' by toxic pharmaceuticals|
|Ebola Can Remain in Semen for Up to Nine Months|
|UK Ebola 'relapse' case takes virus specialists to uncharted waters|
|Ailing Ebola nurse in UK may be rare case of relapse|
|Scottish Ebola Nurse Back in Hospital|
|China to mass produce Ebola vaccine|
|Ebola study finds women in Guinea who appear immune to the virus|
|I’m happy Nigeria's Ebola movie goes beyond scary headlines – Danny Glover|
SampLok Adapter Cap
One product that is used to fill blood culture bottles with blood sample is the
SampLok® Adapter Cap from ITL Corporation. It is a versatile device for safe blood sample collection and sample transfer into blood culture bottles and test tubes. With an integrated safety lid, the SampLok
Adapter Cap provides safety to healthcare workers by reducing the risk of needle stick injury. The SampLok Adapter Cap’s flexible design allows sampling with a variety of culture bottles and vacuum test tubes.
VanishPoint® Blood Collection Set
The VanishPoint® Blood Collection Set, from Retractable Technologies, Inc., features automated in-vein retraction that effectively reduces the risk of needlestick injuries and blood exposure. The safety mechanism is activated by depressing a retraction trigger that is located near the finger-grip area. This allows for easy one-handed activation, without changes in hand position, while reducing the risk of inadvertent activation. The needle is retracted directly from the patient, virtually eliminating exposure to the contaminated needle.
Woman tells court she had to delay starting a family after needle stick injury
A 36-year-old woman claimed in the Circuit Civil Court today she had to delay trying to start a family because of a needle stick injury following which doctors advised her not to have...
Preventing Sharps Injuries & Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures in the Healthcare Laundry Environment
This special digital issue reviews the many occupational hazards in the healthcare laundry environment and explores how to protect hospital laundry personnel from sharps injuries and bloodborne pathogen exposures.
50% Nigerians Do Not Know Their HIV Status Mrs Oluwakemi Gbadamosi, the Advocacy Manager of the foundation, said this in Abuja in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Gbadamosi said the figure was worrisome because of Nigeria’s population of ab
Mrs Oluwakemi Gbadamosi, the Advocacy Manager of the foundation, said this in Abuja in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Gbadamosi said the figure was worrisome because of Nigeria’s population of about 170 million people and its status as a country with the second highest burden of HIV in Africa after South Africa.
VACUETTE® VISIO PLUS BLOOD COLLECTION NEEDLE
The VACUETTE® VISIO PLUS Blood Collection Needle with optical venipuncture control is a great help for phlebotomy personnel. The latest innovation from Greiner Bio-One at last brings vision to blood collection. When venipuncture has been carried out successfully, blood flow is visible in the view window in the transparent plastic hub of the needle.
The VISIO PLUS also has advantages for the patient. Movement in the vein during penetration whilst searching for the vein lumen is sometimes painful for the patient: Due to the visible blood flow in the view window, this movement is avoided. The special cut of the needle tip makes penetration of the tissue a lot easier. The new VACUETTE® VISIO PLUS needle thus guarantees pain-free, stress-free venipuncture.
Controlling liquid infectious waste continues to present multiple challenges. As regulations tighten and operating costs rise, it’s important to find a safe,
cost-effective solution that’s affordable and provides minimal environmental impact. The QUICK-DRAIN™ Systems from Bemis simply and effectively address your challenges, from staff safety to regulatory compliance to cost-effective disposal of liquid infectious waste.
PENBLADE® SAFETY SCALPEL
PROTECT YOUR PEOPLE WITH PENBLADE®
The PenBlade Safety Scalpel has a retractable blade that activates like a click pen and retracts with a simple press of a button. The "Pen-Style" activation is intuitive because it uses existing muscle memory. The release button is positioned near the front of the scalpel where it can be pressed without looking or repositioning the hand. The result is a safety scalpel that doctors and nurses actually like using.
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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