Friday, July 23, 2010

The flu patch


Unless you love going to the nearest drugstore and watching retired nurses fuss over signup sheets, disclaimers, and syringes, you may like the coming vaccination patch.

Instead of putting the vaccine on the skin to absorb (like some pain patches), it has microscopic needles that go a teeny under the skin when you press it on—dissolving as the medicine enters.

No scary sharp needle to dispose of or worse, to jab you!

The mice appreciated it. So far, only the rodents have tried this.

Eventually, though, you might get your flu patch in the mail or from the pharmacy, no muss no fuss.

Dissolving microneedles, huh. The name could use work.

Still, I wish we could get all medical care in the mail.

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