|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||July 12, 2013|
|Stress-Free Syringe for Babies - Engineering on the Edge|
|The top 10 South African inventions - TheSouthAfrican|
|Reinventing the Hypodermic Syringe: A Market Ripe for Disruption - Proactive Investors USA & Canada|
|Overview of needlestick injuries - 6minutes|
|The needle and the damage done - Nursing Review|
|West: Expanded NovaGuard drug delivery products - Healthcare Packaging|
|West Expands NovaGuard™ Platform of Products for Safe and Effective ... - WorldPressOnline (press release)|
|Needlestick and sharps injuries bid goes to parliament - Nursing Careers Allied Health|
|HIV: New East Bay program gives prevention pill to high-risk youths - Contra Costa Times|
|Patients Show No Sign of HIV Virus After Bone Marrow Transplants - TechnoBuffalo|
|Philadelphia Hospital Honors Staff For Rapid HIV Testing Program - KYW Newsradio|
|Boy, 12, dies after undergoing historic transplant at U to treat HIV and leukemia - Minneapolis Star Tribune|
|HIV Used to Cure Rare Genetic Disorders in Children - Healthline|
|After HIV Diagnosis, a Life Devoted to Outreach - New York Times (blog)|
|We're Closer Than You Think to Beating HIV - Gizmodo|
|Defanged HIV Shows Promise in Gene Therapy - Wall Street Journal|
|Intestinal Bacteria May Fuel Inflammation and Worsen HIV Disease - UCSF News Services|
|South Carolina to stop separating HIV inmates from other prisoners - CNN|
|Concerned about the high prevalence of hepatitis B, the Health Ministry will ... - Jakarta Post|
|Dana Point firm sued in Hepatitis A outbreak - OCRegister (subscription)|
|Speaking of Hepatitis, We Have 'A' Vaccine - Medscape|
|Hepatitis C Reinfection Rising Among HIV Patients - Medscape|
|Quest, CDC team up on hepatitis C research program - ModernHealthcare.com|
Questions swirl around doctor, clinic in DHEC inquiry
In September 2011, Tri-County Spinal Care Center began offering pain relief injections, and the facility’s owner, Cameron Wills, hired a physician to provide them. Since then, three patients who received injections at Tri-County Spinal Care have tested positive for hepatitis B; the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has found lapses in infection control and injection procedures; and hundreds of the clinic’s patients have been asked to undergo testing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. The clinic isn’t regulated by DHEC, officials said.
Allegheny County judge tosses 3 hepatitis C lawsuits against UPMC, lets 2 go forward
Lawsuit blames uninsured man’s doctors at UPMC Mercy for his death. An Allegheny County judge tossed out three lawsuits against UPMC arising from a traveling medical technician who allegedly exposed patients to hepatitis C, but he allowed two class-action lawsuits to go forward.
|Officials: No need to worry about West Nile yet - KREM.com (registration)|
|Mosquitoes trapped in Norwalk test positive for West Nile virus - Middletown Press|
|Officials say mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile - Monroe News Star|
|Mosquitoes with West Nile found in Macon County - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette|
|Mecca mosquito tests positive for West Nile - The Desert Sun|
|West Nile threat growing with mosquito numbers - 9NEWS.com|
|More Mosquitoes With West Nile Found In Longmont -|
Unitract® Safety Syringes
Introducing the world’s first and only known safety syringes with passive, operator controlled needle retraction features that are fully integrated within the barrel.
Unitract® 1mL syringes are designed to deliver optimal safety and functionality during the delivery of injectable medication. Key features and benefits of Unitract® 1mL syringes include:
When Alex Pomar arrived at a lab in 2008 to get tested for hepatitis C and HIV, he saw people just as scared as he was.
Fear of infection carried anguish for patients who just didn't know
Men and women of all ages, many of them literally shaking, talking to each other about how they prayed they would not test positive for the disease
Protecting yourself and workers from needlestick injuries
My last article gave some information on needlestick injuries and the diseases one can get from exposure to an infected needle. This article will give some advice on how to protect your workers from needlestick injuries. But first, let’s look at some of the factors that contribute to accidental needlestick injuries.
UNISTICK 3 SAFETY LANCET
Unistik® 3 safety lancets are safe, simple to use and virtually pain free. Our unique Comfort Zone Technology masks the weaker pain stimulus from the lancet, providing the user with a more comfortable blood sampling experience while providing adequate blood flow for all testing needs.
NOVAGUARDTM 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 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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