Intravenous products: Hospira, Inc., a leading global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, will expand its commitment to non-DEHP (non-di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate) products by transitioning customers to its portfolio of non-DEHP intravenous (I.V.) administration sets. This effort reflects the company’s focus on patient safety, increased customer efficiency and reduced impact on the environment, and coincides with the CleanMed global conference on environmentally sustainable healthcare, which took place this week in Baltimore.
“By transitioning to non-DEHP sets, Hospira contributes to a cleaner environment, maintains the highest level of patient safety and helps hospitals simplify their inventory management by standardizing Hospira’s non-DEHP product line,” said Thomas Moore, president, U.S., Hospira. “Our customers have made it clear that they want non-DEHP products, and we’re committed to meet this need.”
Hospira began introducing non-DEHP sets a number of years ago, and will continue over the next year, with the vast majority of DEHP sets to be discontinued by early 2011.