CDC, FDA Warn About Fingerstick Devices
August 31, 2010
CDC and the Food and Drug Administration have issued a joint warning against the reuse of fingerstick and point-of-care (POC) blood testing devices. The agencies report they have documented an increasing number of blood-borne infections, particularly hepatitis B virus, transmitted through the devices in the past 10 to 15 years.
For more information, visit CDC at www.cdc.gov/injectionsafety/Fingerstick-DevicesBGM.html and FDA at www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm224025.htm.
08.28.2010; Cole Petrochko
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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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