Drugs and Devices

FDA, NIOSH, and OSHA ‘strongly encourage’ use of blunt-tip suture needles

On May 30, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Joint Safety Communication saying they “strongly encourage” healthcare professionals to use blunt-tip suture needles instead of standard suture needles to reduce the risk of needlestick injury. Read more


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