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[IP] EMLA Cream - YIPPEE!!!!

I contacted the EMLA people and received this e-mail:

August 27, 2003

Dear  Jan Hughey,

Thank you for contacting AstraZeneca LP regarding EMLA CREAM (lidocaine 2.5%
and prilocaine 2.5%)..

AstraZeneca LP is pleased to reintroduce the EMLA. Cream (lidocaine 2.5% and
prilocaine 2.5%) 30-g tube, now with a redesigned Child-Resistant Closure
(CRC). EMLA Cream reduces the pain of needle-stick procedures.

This redesigned CRC tube complies with the Poison Prevention Packaging Act
issued by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), requiring all
products containing more than 5 mg of lidocaine in a single package to be
child-resistant.  The package is redesigned, but the EMLA cream inside is
the same formulation  with benefits that include:
Reduces pain associated with needle insertions (eg, injections, blood draws,
IV insertion, line port access)
Reduces pain associated with procedures such as superficial skin surgery and
split-skin graft harvesting
Safe and well tolerated
Convenient to apply

EMLA is contraindicated in patients with a known history of sensitivity to
local anesthetics of the amide type or to any other component of this

We apologize for any inconvenience that the unavailability of this product
may have caused you.

If we can further assist you or your health care professional, please
contact the Information Center at AstraZeneca at 1-800-236-9933, Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, excluding holidays.


Information Center at AstraZeneca

Jan (64 y/o, dx'd T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) & Bluda Sue (MM507C 3/99)
Dialyzing since 7/8/02 http://maxpages.com/bludasue  AND
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INSULIN PUMPS with World's Youngest Pumper)

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