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Hollow-bore needle devices

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

"Health Care Worker Protection Act of 1998" (S 2056), introduced May 8 by Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), requires the use of hollow-bore needle devices that minimize the risk of needlestick injury to health care workers in hospitals participating in Medicare or in veterans hospitals. The bill requires FDA to set up an advisory council to establish safety standards for the devices. The agency would be authorized $5 mil. to provide education and training in the use of the devices...
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