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CareMates Nitrile Medical Examination Gloves

23 Mar 2018 3:16 PM | Anonymous

CareMates Nitrile Medical Examination Gloves Offer Safest Consumer Protection from Fentanyl and Chemotherapy Drugs 

CareMates Nitrile is Tested for Use with 15 Chemotherapy Drugs and Fentanyl,
the Safest Examination Glove Available for Retail Consumers

Shepard Medical Products announced today their newly formulated CareMates Nitrile Medical Examination Gloves were developed to protect patient caregivers from exposure to poisonous chemotherapy drugs and Fentanyl.  CareMates Nitrile Gloves have been tested for use and meet ASTM Standard D6978 for Resistance to Permeation by Hazardous Drugs for 15 different cytotoxic (chemotherapy and home infusion) drugs and the drug Fentanyl.  Available through retail pharmacies and medical distributors, CareMates Nitrile is formulated to protect family members, medical staff, first responders, compounding pharmacies and lab technicians, and anyone who comes in contact with people going through chemotherapy treatment or who is exposed to Fentanyl.

CareMates Nitrile Examination Gloves are available in 10ct, 50ct and 100ct packages, in a variety of sizes. CareMates Nitrile gloves feature a patented low-dermatitis formulation, have
0% viral penetration, 0% alcohol permeation, and meet the ASTM Standard for Infection Control. In addition to protection from chemotherapy and Fentanyl drugs, CareMates Nitrile gloves are also recommended for a wide variety of everyday infection protection needs like general health care, first aid, home infusion drugs, baby care, diabetes care, and more.

“Our reformulated CareMates Nitrile Medical Examination Glove is now the best Nitrile glove available only in the (INDEPENDENT) retail pharmacy market. Shepard Medical is committed to creating high quality products you can trust and that are very affordable,” said Chris Humbert, President of Shepard Medical Products. 

Protection from exposure to poisonous drugs is necessary for anyone who comes in contact with cancer patients receiving chemotherapy or Fentanyl drug users. The danger of exposure to dangerous drugs includes cross-contamination through transfer of body fluids, touching patient’s skin, handling clothes, bed linens or towels, among many others. According to Onco-Link, “Acute exposure to body fluids or the chemotherapy drug itself can cause rash, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, abdominal pain, headache, nasal sores and allergic reactions. Exposure over a longer period of time (such as is seen with nurses and pharmacists) is thought to be associated with birth defects, reproductive losses and cancer later in life.” The Drug Enforcement Administration says fentanyl is 30-50 times more potent than heroin and 50-100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl exposure may cause death.

About Shepard Medical Products and CareMates

Since 1986, Shepard Medical Products has been an industry leader in the field of Infection Protection for healthcare, home and workplace. Throughout the company’s history, Shepard has been committed to providing customers with the highest quality latex and synthetic gloves, protective masks, and related infection protection products. Shepard Medical Products is committed ONLY to INDEPENDENT PHARMACY, never Big-Box pharmacy!   We have the commitment to finding solutions to customer needs that has led to products that exceed regulatory standards throughout the world, as well as the development of proprietary products, like the CareMates Infection Protection Line.

For more information, call (800) 354-5683, (630) 462-6720 or visit

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