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California regulators cited and fined Kaiser Foundation Hospitals $149,900 after three employees were stuck by needles in a collection box for biomedical waste, exposing them to infectious diseases.
The custodial employees were stuck while attempting to empty the deposit box, which frequently overflowed and prevented the lid from closing properly,...

Healthcare professionals are at risk for needlestick injuries (NSI), putting them at risk for highly infectious diseases, such as HIV or hepatitis. It is important to understand the risk factors associated with NSIs in order to decrease their frequency. This study systematically examined whether NSIs varied by postgraduate year (PGY) level, and...

Smart syringes that break after one use should be used for injections by 2020, the World Health Organization has announced. Reusing syringes leads to more than two million people being infected with diseases including HIV and hepatitis each year. The new needles are more expensive, but the WHO says the switch would be cheaper than treating the ...

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 ...