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HIV AND HEPATITIS SCARE: DENTIST 'STORED DENTAL EQUIPMENT IN TOILET'

November 14, 2014
Desmond D'Mello, the dentist at the centre of the biggest ever NHS recall, was storing dental equipment in the toilet, investigations have found.   A public appeal has been launched to trace 22,000 patients treated by dentist Desmond D'Mello, who allegedly did not follow proper procedures over 32 years in Nottinghamshire.   His patients in Nottinghamshire will be tested for blood-borne viruses including HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Now investigatio...

WOMAN CATCHES HIV AFTER HAVING HER NAILS DONE USING SHARED MANICURE EQUIPMENT

November 14, 2014
The woman, 22, was diagnosed with advanced HIV virus. She had none of the usual risk factors for the virus.  She reported having shared manicure equipment with HIV-positive cousin.  Analysis of both patients suggested their virus had a common ancestor. This indicates the HIV was transmitted through the manicure instruments.  The case reveals a new form of transmission for the virus, say experts.  Doctors warn this case is extremely rare and risk of infection is very low&...

WEST RECEIVES 510(K) CLEARANCE FOR NOVAGUARD™ SA SAFETY SYSTEM

November 11, 2014
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.,  a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today announced that the NovaGuard SA (Staked-needle Automatic) safety system has received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration. The NovaGuard SA safety system helps reduce the risk of needlestick injuries by shielding the exposed needle of a prefilled syringe after use.     Packaging your drug in a prefillable ...