In Over the Edge when patients in hospitals need medication, rather than using an IV, doctors use micro-needles, which are essentially gelatin pads embedded with tiny needles that feed the medication from the gel into the patient. When the needle embedded pad is applied to the person, a measured amount of medication is contained within the gel pad. The gel pad's outer layer protects the gel and the medication from normal wear and tear, which includes bathing. This article features a similar product, but in this case, the "microneedle patch" is absorbed into the body over time.
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