Dean Clinic, Madison, Wis., is investigating the inappropriate use of insulin demonstration pens and finger-stick devices that may have exposed about 2,300 patients to blood-borne disease between 2006 and 2011, the clinic announced.
Possible disease exposure at Wis. clinic
A news release states that the clinic has notified state and local health officials of the investigation and is contacting 2,345 patients to determine whether they may have been exposed. The clinic said it will take responsibility for needed testing, and will coordinate follow-up care. "Our goal is to ensure that those who may have been affected by the inappropriate use are promptly informed, tested and supported,” Dean Clinic President and CEO Dr. Craig Samitt said in the release.
The clinic's investigation so far indicates that it was just one person using the pens and sticks inappropriately, according to a spokeswoman.
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