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It’s a way to save money. One Denver dentist tried to reuse (and sterilize, supposedly) needles and potentially gave Hep C to THOUSANDS of people. Another reused a bottle of painkiller and caused a small MRSA outbreak. Now, a VA hospital in NY was caught reusing insulin needles, putting over 700 veterans at risk for […]

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Although it may not seem as bad as needle reuse (an illegal practice which sometimes occurs in hospitals that leads to Hep C outbreaks like the one currently seen in New Hampshire), reusing what are supposed to be single use vials carries as much risk. In Arizona, reusing single-use vials has lead to a small […]

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MIT has developed a very accurate, relatively painless way to deliver medicine to the skin, and it doesn’t require a needle. The device, similar to many seen in Sci-Fi shows, would revolutionize medicine, particularly by reducing the potential for Hepatitis C transmission. As seen in the video, the injection involves running a controlled current through […]

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