Pre-filled Safety Syringes and the Self-administration Trend: A Mutually Reinforcing Relationship
International Pharmaceutical Industry
International Pharmaceutical Industry (IPI) is a peer-reviewed journal providing the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry with coverage on key scientific, technology, regulatory and business topics. The publication has a global audience of professionals involved in outsourcing management for this sector.
Under growing pressure resulting from staff shortages, overburdened funding, an ageing population and most recently a global pandemic, healthcare systems across the world are supporting the drive towards self-administration of injectable medication for patients with chronic diseases. The number of people aged 60 and over worldwide – a demographic that disproportionally requires treatment for chronic conditions – is projected to nearly double from 962 million in 2017 to 2.1 billion by 2050.