USA Today Article Highlights Unsafe Injection Practices

December 27, 2012

A cover story in USA Today, “Dirty medical needles infect thousands across the USA,” highlights the ongoing risks to patient safety caused by unsafe medical injections.  The story, written by Peter Eisler, provides important coverage of the patient safety concerns and presents the continued efforts used to protect patients.

As drug-resistant superbugs and increasingly virulent viruses menace the medical world, patients face a threat that was supposed to die with the advent of the disposable syringe 150 years ago: dirty needles.

For more information about injection safety, visit the CDC’s One and Only Campaign website.

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