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New York: Health Commissioner Vows Changes After Long Island Needle Scare

November 28, 2007

Responding to criticism over the handling of an infection control scare linked to a Long Island doctor, New York state Health Commissioner Richard Daines has said he wants to "improve the timeline" for such investigations and ensure better communication about them. Health officials say at least one person became infected with hepatitis C due to the faulty injection procedure employed for several years by Dr. Harvey Finkelstein. Gov. Eliot Spitzer and others have taken the state Health Department to task for taking almost three years to notify some 600 patients that the injections had put them at risk of HIV and hepatitis.

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Adapted from:
Associated Press
11.28.2007


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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