Docket Management
Docket: 01P-0120 - Medical Devices; Needle-Bearing Devices; Request for Comments and Information
Comment Number: EC -4

Accepted - Volume 1

Comment Record
Commentor Dr. VICTOR KOVNER Date/Time 2002-06-26 00:42:50
Organization TRAVELERS IMMUNIZATION CENTER
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
Questions
1. General Comments NEW DEVICES REQUIRE TRAINING AND PRESENT A LEARNING CURVE DURING WHICH NEEDLE ACCIDENTS ARE MORE LIKELY TO OCCUR. NEEDLE STICK INJURY ARE DUE TO POOR TRAINING, POOR HABITS AND THE HURRIED ENVIRONMENT CREATED BY A FAILED US HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. NEW DEVICES AND NEW REGULATIONS WILL ADD TO THE BURDEN AND COST WITHOUT SOLVING THE PROBLEM.




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