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July 18, 1980

Multiple Use of Disposable Insulin Syringe-Needle Units

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville.

JAMA. 1980;244(3):266-267. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310030042024

Fourteen insulin-dependent diabetics were asked to use their insulin syringe-needle units three times in succession to determine the efficacy and safety of this practice. The mean duration of time each patient participated in the study was 20.4 weeks, and a total of 2,000 injections were taken. No signs of infections at the injection site were observed. Multiple use of disposable insulin syringe-needle units appears to be safe and cost-beneficial.

(JAMA 244:266-267, 1980)

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