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August 13, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a voice-guided injection device made by Sanofi for severe allergic reactions, the drug maker said Monday.

PARIS — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a voice-guided injection device made by Sanofi for severe allergic reactions, the drug maker said Monday.

The French drug maker announced the approval of Auvi-Q (epinephrine), calling it the first epinephrine auto-injector with audio and visual cues that guides users through the injection process. Sanofi US licensed the North American commercialization rights to Auvi-Q from Intelliject, which has retained commercialization rights for the rest of the world.

July 25, 2012

A division of Becton, Dickinson and Co. has introduced a thin-walled needle for injecting highly viscous drug formulations.

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — A division of Becton, Dickinson and Co. has introduced a thin-walled needle for injecting highly viscous drug formulations.

BD Medical announced Wednesday the introduction of the BD Hyflow needle, calling it an alternative to larger needles that could be more painful for patients receiving the highly viscous drugs that are becoming more common in drug pipelines. The Hyflow is a 27-gauge needle designed for use with BD's prefillable syringe systems that increases flow to facilitate use with auto injectors and infusers.

June 21, 2012

Retailers are awakening to the possibility that their sleep aids — typically merchandised near the floor level of a set synergistically near tablet pain relievers — may deserve a placement closer to eye level.

Retailers are awakening to the possibility that their sleep aids — typically merchandised near the floor level of a set synergistically near tablet pain relievers — may deserve a placement closer to eye level. It may sound cliché to characterize sleep aids as a sleeper category — that is until you look at the 11.6% trailing 52-week dollar growth, and then back down to the floor where the sleep aids are typically merchandised.


May 23, 2012

In 2011, the Convenient Care Association was interested in studying the impact of vaccine packaging in a retail clinic setting and conducted a pilot program. The pilot program looked at the perceptions of nurse practitioners and physician assistants working in 31 retail health clinics operated by The Little Clinic regarding the preparation and administration of flu vaccine via pre-filled syringes versus multi-dose vials. Featured is a discussion of how NPs and PAs perceive providing flu vaccine with pre-filled syringes versus multi-dose vials.

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May 22, 2012

Medical supply manufacturer BD has released a syringe with a shorter needle designed to reduce discomfort in patients with diabetes who must inject insulin, the company said Tuesday.

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — Medical supply manufacturer BD has released a syringe with a shorter needle designed to reduce discomfort in patients with diabetes who must inject insulin, the company said Tuesday.

BD announced the introduction of the ultra-fine 6mm needle, saying more than 80% of patients expressed a preference for it in trials, and a recent article published by the American Association of Diabetes Educators recognized the safety and efficacy of shorter needles.

The needle is designed to deliver insulin subcutaneously in adults and children.

February 17, 2012

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Friday issued a voluntary recall, at the wholesale and retail levels, of seven lots of Infants' Tylenol oral suspension 1-oz. grape that was distributed nationwide over consumer complaints of the included dosing system.

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. — McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Friday issued a voluntary recall, at the wholesale and retail levels, of seven lots of Infants' Tylenol oral suspension 1-oz. grape that was distributed nationwide over consumer complaints of the included dosing system.

McNeil's Infants' Tylenol SimpleMeasure includes a dosing syringe, which a parent or caregiver inserts into a protective cover, or “flow restrictor,” at the top of the bottle to measure the proper dose. In some cases, the flow restrictor was pushed into the bottle when inserting the syringe.

November 8, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday launched a website for patients and caregivers on the safe disposal of needles and other “sharps” that are used at home, at work and while traveling.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday launched a website for patients and caregivers on the safe disposal of needles and other “sharps” that are used at home, at work and while traveling.

October 11, 2011

The blood-pressure monitor for the tech-savvy, early-adopter baby boomer generation has arrived. Health Lab recently started distributing its iHealth BP3 blood-pressure monitoring system through Walgreens, Target and Best Buy, among other retailers.

The blood-pressure monitor for the tech-savvy, early-adopter baby boomer generation has arrived. Health Lab recently started distributing its iHealth BP3 blood-pressure monitoring system through Walgreens, Target and Best Buy, among other retailers.

August 15, 2011

BD Medical has launched a line of syringes designed to address medication delivery needs while benefiting the environment, the company said Monday.

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — BD Medical has launched a line of syringes designed to address medication delivery needs while benefiting the environment, the company said Monday.

July 7, 2011

A global medical technology company has appointed a worldwide director of scientific affairs for its diagnostic systems division.

SPARKS, Md. — A global medical technology company has appointed a worldwide director of scientific affairs for its diagnostic systems division.

Becton, Dickinson and Co. said that Patrick Murray has joined its BD Diagnostics segment. In his new role, Murray "will leverage his clinical expertise to best define new product requirements, evaluate new technologies and engage external experts and institutions in BD's innovation process," the company said.

June 26, 2011

BackJoy Orthotics, a newcomer to NACDS Marketplace, is showing retailers its patented orthotic support device, the BackJoy.

BOSTON — BackJoy Orthotics, a newcomer to NACDS Marketplace, is showing retailers its patented orthotic support device, the BackJoy.

Retailing for just $39.95, the BackJoy is a special orthotic cradling system that encourages users to engage their core muscles when seated, rather than slumping down and putting undue pressure and strain on the lower back.

March 18, 2011

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus on Thursday recommended that Exergen modify superior performance claims for its temporal thermometers as compared with tympanic (in-the-ear) readings.

NEW YORK — The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus on Thursday recommended that Exergen modify superior performance claims for its temporal thermometers as compared with tympanic (in-the-ear) readings.

February 14, 2011

AccuDial Pharmaceutical earlier this month announced it has developed a new patent-pending line of child-proof container enclosure systems, designed to reduce the accidental or unsupervised ingestion of liquid over-the-counter and prescription medications.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — AccuDial Pharmaceutical earlier this month announced it has developed a new patent-pending line of child-proof container enclosure systems, designed to reduce the accidental or unsupervised ingestion of liquid over-the-counter and prescription medications.

October 11, 2010

Blueair unveiled a product that promises a "personal clean air zone."...

CHICAGO Blueair unveiled a product that promises a "personal clean air zone."

The portable Zon personal air purifier -- a lightweight, compact unit -- assures consumers, especially those with respiratory conditions, access to clean air anywhere.

September 30, 2010

UltiMed, a company that makes insulin-delivery devices, has named a new executive....

ST. PAUL, Minn. UltiMed, a company that makes insulin-delivery devices, has named a new executive.

 

The company announced the appointment of Brahim Zabeli as VP diabetes care for the U.S. market. In the new role, Zabeli will manage commercial activity, including sales, marketing and customer service.

 

 

Zabeli previously worked as director of trade and managed markets for medical supply company Becton, Dickinson & Co.

 

September 26, 2010

Omron Healthcare earlier this month joined forces with “The Dr. Oz Show” in an integrated...

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. —Omron Healthcare earlier this month joined forces with “The Dr. Oz Show” in an integrated media partnership to help spread the word about the importance of home blood pressure monitoring.

August 15, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a prefilled dual-chamber syringe made by Pfizer for...

NEW YORK The Food and Drug Administration has approved a prefilled dual-chamber syringe made by Pfizer for treating hemophilia, Pfizer said.

 

The FDA approved the syringe for administering the drug Xyntha (antihemophilic factor [recombinant]) for hemophilia A. The drug is used to prevent and control bleeding episodes in patients.

 

 

August 5, 2010

OccuNomix International has launched a new line of products to keep consumers cool during the...

June 6, 2010

Becton, Dickinson and Co. has launched what the company calls the world's smallest insulin pen...

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. Becton, Dickinson and Co. has launched what the company calls the world's smallest insulin pen needle.

The BD Ultra-Fine Nano provides glucose control of typical longer insulin pen needles but with less pain upon injection, BD said.

 

June 1, 2010

Retail-based clinic operator RediClinic now is offering nebulizer breathing treatments....

HOUSTON Retail-based clinic operator RediClinic now is offering nebulizer breathing treatments.

Through the use of a clinically supervised nebulizer treatment, patients can breathe medication directly to the lungs, helping to ease airway inflammation and allowing for easier breathing.

The treatment is designed for those patients experiencing wheezing, coughing and trouble breathing caused by such respiratory conditions as asthma, reactive airway disease and bronchitis.

December 2, 2007

Lexington International has announced the launch of its the HairMax LaserComb to more than 9,000...