Carmel Pharma designates April National Safe Handling Awareness Month

2/27/2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio Carmel Pharma has designated April as National Safe Handling Awareness Month, and April 20 as National Safe Handling Awareness Day.

The company said the purpose of the month was to educate healthcare workers about safe handling of drugs and protect them from hazardous drug exposure. According to an alert published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, exposure to hazardous drugs can lead to skin rashes, infertility, miscarriages, birth defects and possibly cancer.

Carmel Pharma will sponsor a free webcast April 20 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST, followed by a live "ask the experts" session. The webcast will be part of a month of regional and national continuing education activities.

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