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2010-06-22 07:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stericycle, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: SRCL) Steri-Safe Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Training has received national acclaim as a Telly Awards winner for online education.

2010-05-17 07:15:00

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- SafeShot Technologies, LLC, a leader in safety syringe innovation, today launched a new campaign called "No More Pricks" to build awareness around the needlestick injury issue which affects more than 1 million healthcare workers each year.

2009-11-25 14:52:42

Johns Hopkins research suggests least-skilled providers at risk for life-threatening infections.

2009-07-24 09:53:00

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the U.S.

2009-07-21 07:30:00

RARITAN, N.J., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho Clinical Diagnostics today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the VITROS((R)) Anti-HCV assay for use on the VITROS 5600((R)) Integrated and 3600((R)) Immunodiagnostic Systems.

2008-10-06 09:00:57

CaridianBCT, a developer and marketer of blood collection and processing systems to hospitals and blood banks, has initiated a clinical trial for treating whole blood with Mirasol pathogen reduction technology after receiving clearance from the FDA and US Department of Defense.

2008-07-09 12:00:49

More than 385,000 needlestick and other sharps-related injuries are sustained annually by hospital-based healthcare personnel, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, with countless others occurring in nursing homes, outpatient clinics, physician offices and emergency care services.

2008-06-24 09:03:24

The American Nurses Association (ANA) (www.nursingworld.org) today announced the findings of the 2008 Study of Nurses' Views on Workplace Safety and Needlestick Injuries, an independent nationwide survey of more than 700 nurses, developed and co-sponsored by ANA and Inviro Medical Devices (www.inviromedical.com).

2005-07-14 13:21:43

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some needle exchange programs in the US have ceased operations in recent years, and public funding for these programs has declined, according to a report released today.


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