Diabetes Pen Needles
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Managing In-Home Sharps Disposal
California Product Stewardship Council |
Feb 11, 2012 |
Burbank, Calif.-February 2012 - Although it is illegal to throw used needles and syringes in the trash in California, more than 936 million home-generated sharps end up in the waste stream annually, according to CalRecycle. This is often due to the lack of convenient return options for users of these medical products.
Choosing a Needle to Inject Insulin: What’s the Difference?
Nancy Edgeworth, PharmD, CDE |
Nov 6, 2011 |
For a person with diabetes who is beginning insulin therapy, the range of products can be overwhelming. The options are often limited by the patient's healthcare plan, however, and the initial selection of a product is frequently influenced by the healthcare provider. With diabetes education tailored to the individual patient, the delivery of insulin through a particular device is achieved by teaching proper injection technique and selecting an appropriate needle.
The Evolution of UltiMed’s 50-Count Pen Needle Box
Diabetes Health Staff |
May 17, 2011 |
There's more to that little box of pen needles than meets the eye, according to Holly Hartshorn of UltiMed. In early March, UltiMed launched a 50-count box of UltiCare pen needles into the marketplace. We spoke to Holly to find out exactly what kind of thought goes into such a product before it appears on pharmacy shelves.
UltiMed Launches 50-Count Pen Needle
Diabetes Health Staff |
Mar 28, 2011 |
UltiMed, which offers the only pen needles assembled in the United States, has announced that it is now offering a 50-count universal-fit pen needle.
Insulin Needle Wins Design Prize, But You Can't Buy It in the States
Linda von Wartburg |
Feb 1, 2011 |
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture has announced its 60th annual Good Design Awards, which honor "quality design of the highest form, function, and aesthetic." Guess which paragon of contemporary design won an award this year? An insulin needle. Called the NovoTwist and made by Novo Nordisk for use with insulin pens, this marvel of design has a bayonet fitting that allows "just twist" attachment and detachment to compatible pens, and an audible and tactile "click" that confirms attachment of the needle.
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