Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Upsizing the Needles

Everyone knows that American are getting larger by the minute so it shouldn't come as any surprise that hypodermic needles are failing to hit the mark in many of our larger buttocked citizens. As car seats and hospital geurneys expand so too must the needle:

Standard-sized needles failed to reach the buttock muscle in 23 out of 25 women whose rears were examined after what was supposed to be an intramuscular injection of a drug. Two-thirds of the 50 patients in the study did not receive the full dosage of the drug, which instead lodged in the fat tissue of their buttocks,