Clinical Research & Trials

  • Penicillin injection adherence for rheumatic heart disease had been a problem. After 3 uses in a special clinic for non-adherent patients, pain and fear dropped by half. Since adherence was much improved, the special clinic was disbanded.
  • Buzzy was added to the National Guidelines for needle pain in New Zealand.




Russell K, Nicholson R, Naidu R. Reducing the pain of intramuscular benzathine penicillin injections in the rheumatic fever population of Counties Manukau District Health Board. J Paediatr Child Health. 2014;50(2):112-117. doi:10.1111/jpc.12400

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