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HAVE WE FORGOTTEN THAT MEASLES CAN BE A KILLER?

August 31, 2018
Until the late 20th century measles was considered an almost inevitable disease of childhood – although adults are also susceptible. In most cases the disease is an unpleasant but acute illness from which patients make a full recovery. However, it can cause serious long-term health problems and has a mortality rate of just over 0.1% – in populations with high levels of malnutrition and poor healthcare it can be far higher. A vaccine made available in the...

NEEDLESMART JOINS ISIPS

August 2, 2018
Needlesmart has joined as the newest corporate member of ISIPS Needlesmart is a unique and patented device to destroy Hypodermic Needles preventing many needle stick injuries and contracting diseases through the injuries. See more about their market leading technology on www.needlesmart.com.     ...

WORLD DODGEBALL ASSOCIATION & NEEDLESMART

August 2, 2018
The World Dodgeball Association is delighted to announce that NeedleSmart is a new Official Partner. The partnership will support the future development of Dodgeball across the World and will support new projects that the World Dodgeball Association will unveil later this year. Needlesmart is a unique and patented device to destroy Hypodermic Needles preventing many needle stick injuries and contracting diseases through the injuries. See more about their ...

POLICE OFFICER SENT TO HOSPITAL AFTER NEEDLE STICK INJURY

May 19, 2018
A police officer had to be sent to hospital after getting pricked by a needle as he attempted to detain a 44-year-old man last night.   He was trying to help detain the male, who was being arrested so he could be recalled to prison, when he was pricked by the needle - the man then stated he has hepatitis C.   Chief Inspector John Owen, commander of the Stoke-on-Trent North policing team says it is a worrying time for the officer as colleagues fear he could need thr...

IS BD RUNNING A MONOPOLY ON THE SAFETY SYRINGE MARKET? IN A LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST BD, ITS DISTRIBUTORS, AND GROUP PURCHASING ORGANIZATIONS, A GROUP OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS HAVE ACCUSED THE COMPANY OF ABUSING ITS MARKET POWER.

May 19, 2018
A group of healthcare providers is calling foul on BD, accusing the company of abusing its "extraordinary market power to require the use of oppressive, anti-competitive contracts that effectively force above-competitive prices on the market."   The group filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for Southern Illinois against BD (Becton Dickinson), its distributors, and group purchasing organizations (GPOs). Premier Inc., Vizient, Cardinal Health, Owens & Minor, ...

BLOODSTREAM INFECTION OUTBREAK IN 4 STATES MAY BE LINKED TO HEPARIN SYRINGES

May 19, 2018
The CDC confirmed 14 cases of bloodstream infections in children across four U.S. states that may be connected to heparin and saline syringes distributed by medical technology company Becton Dickinson and Co., according to Reuters. The 14 bloodstream infection cases were caused by the same strain of the Serratia marcescens bacterium, Kiran Mayi Perkins, MD, the CDC's lead investigator on the outbreak, told Reuters. The infections occurred in seriously ill children who were receiving int...

ISIPS ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH MEDPRO

April 9, 2018
ISIPS is excited to announce our collaboration with MedPRO Disposal.  For almost 17 years, ISIPS has promoted products and services that help reduce the exposure to sharps injuries and bloodborne pathogen exposure to healthcare workers and others.  ISIPS is excited that MedPro is willing to partner with ISIPS to help provide safer healthcare facilities, businesses and homes.  In fact, MedPro has offered to provide the first 2 months of service free to any ISIPS member who rec...