Archive December 2018 XIX, No. 12

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Sufentanil as a Sublingual Tablet

The FDA approved a 30-microgram sublingual tablet of sufentanil last month, but under tight restrictions designed to prevent dosing errors, misuse and diversion. Only healthcare providers can administer Dsuvia through a pre-filled, single-dose applicator. And doctors can't send patients home with the drug or write a prescription for it — they must administer Dsuvia in hospitals, surgical centers or other medically supervised settings. AcelRx Pharmaceuticals has plans to launch Dsuvia in the first quarter of 2019.

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Reduce Leaks and Bleeding Along the Staple Line

Gore Seamguard Reinforcement has been strengthening the staple line for 15 years, reducing post-operative leaks and inhibiting bleeding in a variety of laparoscopic weight-loss procedures by redistributing the pressure exerted by an individual staple over a wider surface area. The synthetic buttressing material is biodegradable and absorbed within 6 to 7 months, which eliminates the risk of a prolonged inflammatory response, says the company.

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Single-Use Instrument Tube Brushes

These single-use tube brushes help you clean lumens and channels of various sizes. The latest additions to Healthmark's ProSys instrument care product line feature nylon bristle brush tips that connect to a stainless-steel wire and join to a versatile acetal tubing, which removes debris without causing damage, says the company. Offered in lengths of 30cm and 60cm and available in packages of 30.

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