Statistics & Frequently Asked Questions
Reusing syringes leads to more than two million people being infected with diseases including HIV and hepatitis each year. The initial cost to change to a “smart” syringe is higher, but the World Health Organization says the smart syringe costs are less than treating the diseases.
More than 16 billion injections are administered annually. Normal syringes can be used multiple times but smart syringes prevent the plunger being pulled back after an injection or retract the needle so it cannot be used again.