posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 08:04 AM
Well, the people who reuse syringes, aren't going to buy the ones that prevent reuse. Unless you completely remove the other types, this product is
not going to solve the problem.
In many countries, money is critical. They simply don't have the ability to pay for new syringes, and they aren't going to do it. If they wanted
to prevent the reuse, all they'd have to do is cram the needle against a hard surface to render it useless. That's what my doctor does, then puts
the destroyed device into a "sharps" box clearly marked with a "biohazard" symbol. But if he were trying to pinch pennies, he wouldn't do all
that. He'd run it under water, maybe toss it into an alcohol jar to "sterilize" it, and use it again.
The thing to do, I'd say, is to ensure that these countries had all the syringes they need, so no one felt it would be a good idea to recycle them.
That's about the only way you're going to see this unsafe practice stopped. It's got to make financial sense to them, or they won't do it.