I just ordered a needle clipper but I’m hesitant about using it because you can only clip one side of the needle, not the other side (the part of the needle that goes into the pen). Is this not a big deal? Is it okay for me to clip the injection side of the needle and then just toss the rest in the trash can? I’ve worked in health care and I study health care policy and it just bothers me to think that someone could prick themselves and end up having to go through costly tests and lots of anxiety to make sure they’re in the clear from a needle I threw in the trashcan.
Alternatively, I’ve thought of carrying some kind of small thick container with me to keep used pen needles in until I get home, like an empty medicine bottle. Does anyone have any ideas of what I could carry? Something that would be small and maybe even cute? I don’t want to add yet another thing to carry around and crowd my backpack/purse so it needs to be small but not so small that it only fits a couple of pen needles.