The stopper on the Novarel bottle must be made by Goodyear, truck tire division. By the time the insulin needle goes through it, the needle's point is ruined. Since I require insulin injections, I'm pretty familiar with the process and I know what a sharp needle should feel like. A needle reused thirty times never got this bad. My concern is loosing stainless steel needle fragments in my body from damage to the tip.
The directions from the pharmacy print-out with the Novarel say to draw the medication from the vial to the syringe and then change the needle. Insulin syringes don't have detachable needles. The other size syringe that I have around, which had removable tips, is a 3 CC device with a 21 gauge point. I wanted to know what others taking HCG are using for needles and what procedure is used with respect to changing tips after drawing the medication from the vial.