FDA clears syringe that prevents needlestick injuries

An article from FierceDrugDelivery
November 12, 2014
Exton, PA's West Pharmaceutical Services just announced that the FDA has given it 510(k) clearance for the NovaGuard Staked-needle Automatic safety system, as the push to avoid needlestick injuries gathers momentum.
 
The company says that the device shields the syringe's exposed needle after it has been activated and contains a tamper-evident safety mechanism to prevent early activation of the device.
 
According to the World Health Organization, healthcare workers suffer from two million cases of unintentional needlestick injuries a year, potentially resulting in diseases like hepatitis and HIV.
 
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