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March 3, 2014

AstraZeneca received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its Bydureon pen (exenatide extended-release for injectable suspension) 2-mg, which is to be used as an addition to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with Type 2 diabetes.

WILMINGTON, Del. — AstraZeneca received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its Bydureon pen (exenatide extended-release for injectable suspension) 2-mg, which is to be used as an addition to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with Type 2 diabetes.

The Bydureon pen is a pre-filled, single-use pen injector, which eliminates the need for the patient to transfer their medication between a vial and syringe during the process of self-injection. The pen contains the same formula and dose as the original Bydureon single-dose tray.

November 20, 2013

Unilife Corp. has entered a deal with Hikma to launch 20 generic injectable drugs using Unilife's pre-filled syringe technology, the two companies said Wednesday.

YORK, Pa. — Unilife Corp. has entered a deal with Hikma to launch 20 generic injectable drugs using Unilife's pre-filled syringe technology, the two companies said Wednesday.

Under the 15-year agreement, Unilife will supply Hikma with its platform, including the Unifill syringe and the Unifill Nexus. Hikma has selected an initial list of 20 generic injectable products that it will include in the deal.

Under the deal, Hikma will pay Unilife $40 million, including $5 million upfront, $15 million in 2014 and $20 million in 2015.

November 4, 2013

Perrigo on Friday initiated a voluntary, nationwide product recall to the retail level of 18 batches of its acetaminophen infant suspension liquid.

ALLEGAN, Mich. —  Perrigo on Friday initiated a voluntary, nationwide product recall to the retail level of 18 batches of its acetaminophen infant suspension liquid, 160 mg/5 mL, sold in 2 oz. and 4 oz. bottles with syringes in a box because of the remote potential that a small number of packages might contain an oral dosing syringe without dose markings. 

September 26, 2013

Parents in its October issue will feature the True Easy Syringe from Health Enterprises as the simple way “to give your child the correct dose of liquid medicine.”

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Parents in its October issue will feature the True Easy Syringe from Health Enterprises as the simple way “to give your child the correct dose of liquid medicine.”

The patented True Easy Syringe was designed by a mother of three children to make it easy to give accurate doses of medicine. The new product features a patented two-step color coded dosing system and oversized grip for ease of use.

June 3, 2013

Becton, Dickinson and Co. division BD Medical has launched a new prefillable glass syringe designed for biotech drugs.

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — Becton, Dickinson and Co. division BD Medical has launched a new prefillable glass syringe designed for biotech drugs.

The medical supplies manufacturer announced Monday the launch of BD Neopak, which it said was designed to address industry challenges in developing, manufacturing and marketing biologics to patients, saying it would provide a higher level of quality and enhanced container and device integration. The company noted that seven of the top-10 drugs worldwide and more than half the drugs in development were biologics.

March 27, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug administered through a new line of injection devices made by BD, the company said Wednesday.

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug administered through a new line of injection devices made by BD, the company said Wednesday.

BD announced the approval of diphenhydramine hydrochloride injection, an antihistamine, packaged in its recently launched Simplist pre-filled injectables, which are made by subsidiary BD Rx and designed to improve patient care and safety by decreasing the number of steps in the traditional vial and syringe injection sequence and thus reduce the potential risk of medication errors.

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.

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.

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.

April 5, 2011

Mylan subsidiary Bioniche Pharma has launched an injectable treatment for a rare metabolic disorder, Mylan said Tuesday.

PITTSBURGH — Mylan subsidiary Bioniche Pharma has launched an injectable treatment for a rare metabolic disorder, Mylan said Tuesday.

Mylan announced the launch of octreotide acetate injection in prefilled syringes, a generic version of Novartis’ Sandostatin, used to treat the disorder acromegaly and suppress or inhibit severe diarrhea related to certain tumors. Acromegaly results from excess growth hormone produced in the pituitary gland, causing fatigue and weakness, body odor and carpal tunnel syndrome.

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.

September 19, 2010

Insulin-dependent diabetics will be eligible to receive free syringes and pen needles from Price Chopper,...

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.

 

 

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.