This updated second edition of the poster is 660 x 297 mm and shows all the needle lengths and guages used by injecting drug users, and has a clear harm reduction message: "use the shortest, thinnest needle you can".
An essential addition to the wall of all needle and syringe programmes this poster will stimulate discussion about needle selection, encourage services to stock a range of needles, and reduce the harm caused by inappropriate needle selection.
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If you are in any doubt about the appropriate use of any needle, or which needles can be used as an alternative, you can find out all you need to know on
There is an article on the anatomy of a syringe on the needles and syringes at the bottom of the needles and syringes product listing page.
All the needles on the poster are available on our website, and, in the 'product briefing' section of all the needles on our site, there is extensive guidance on the uses, risks and alternatives:
Increased mortality in patients with acute critical illness due to complications following open heart surgery , abdominal surgery or multiple accidental trauma , or those with acute respiratory failure has been reported after treatment with pharmacologic amounts of somatropin [see CONTRAINDICATIONS ]. Two placebo-controlled clinical trials in non-growth hormone deficient adult patients (n=522) with these conditions in intensive care units revealed a significant increase in mortality (42% vs. 19%) among somatropin-treated patients (doses -8 mg/day) compared to those receiving placebo. The safety of continuing somatropin treatment in patients receiving replacement doses for approved indications who concurrently develop these illnesses has not been established. Therefore, the potential benefit of treatment continuation with somatropin in patients experiencing acute critical illnesses should be weighed against the potential risk.