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Letter to the editor on the article ‘Implication of the EU directive on prevention from sharp injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector on procurement decisions’
  1. Andreas Wittmann
  1. Correspondence to Professor Andreas Wittmann, Technischer Ingfektionsschutz, Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal, Gaußstraße 20, Wuppertal 42119, Germany; andwitt{at}uni-wuppertal.de

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I have read with great interest, your article ‘Implications of the EU Directive on prevention from sharp injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector on procurement decisions’ in the European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy,1 which concentrates on administering low-molecular-weight heparins with prefilled safety syringes.

However, I was very surprised about your statement that for the product, innohep—which was one of the products tested in this context—‘surfaces could be contaminated during the process of making the needle …

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