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State warning: Novartis vaccine lacks safety device

Hospital Safety Insider, November 5, 2008

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If you are using Novartis flu vaccine products, you should probably take a second look.
 
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CalOSHA) found one of the company's prefilled syringe products (Fluvirin) lacked a safety device to protect healthcare workers from needlesticks. Novartis, based in East Hanover, NJ, has provided replacement syringes to its distributors, according to CalOSHA.
 
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