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Discontinuation of Lilly Humulin 50/50 and Select NovoNordisk Insulin Delivery Devices
Eli Lilly and Company and NovoNordisk, Inc have announced that they will be stop making select insulin products. 1) HUMULIN 50/50 - Eli Lilly and Company has decided to stop producing Humulin 50/50 because the use of this insulin has been declining. Based on the current stock of Humulin 50/50, Lilly anticipates this insulin formulation should be available at pharmacies until the end of April 2010. 2) NOVOLIN INNOLET disposable insulin pens and NOVOLIN PENFILL 3 mL insulin cartridges - Novo Nordisk, Inc is discontinuing several insulin delivery devices listed below. After this discontinuation, pharmacies may continue to stock Novolin InnoLet disposable insulin pens and Novolin PenFill 3mL insulin cartridges, but they will not receive any new inventory. The final date of sale of the products is December 31, 2009. The discontinued NovoNordisk products: Novolin R InnoLet (Regular, Human Insulin Injection in a 3 mL disposable prefilled insulin syringe) Novolin N InnoLet (NPH, Human Insulin Isophane Suspension in a 3 mL disposable prefilled insulin syringe) Novolin 70/30 InnoLet (70% NPH, Human Insulin Isophane Suspension and 30% Regular, Human Insulin Injection in a 3 mL disposable prefilled insulin syringe) Novolin R PenFill 3 mL cartridges (Regular, Human Insulin Injection) Novolin N PenFill 3 mL cartridges (NPH, Human Insulin Isophane Suspension) Novolin 70/30 PenFill 3 mL cartridges (70% NPH, Human Insulin Isophane Suspension and 30% Regular, Human Insulin Injection) For more information, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/UCM176693.pdf http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/UCM177158.pdf
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Recall of Two lots of Accusure Insulin Syringes
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is recalling two lots of Accusure Insulin Syringes. The syringes in these lots have been found to have needles which can detach from the syringe. When the needle becomes detached from the syringe during use, it can become stuck in the insulin vial, push back into the syringe, or remain in the skin after an injection. This recall applies to the following Accusure Insulin Syringe lot numbers: Accusure Insulin Syringes (1/2 cc 31 G Short Needle) with lot number 6JCB1 (Expiration 10/2011) Accusure Insulin Syringes (1 cc 31 G Short Needle) with lot number 7CPT1 (Expiration 03/2012) Only Accusure syringes from these two lot numbers are the subject of the recall. For more information please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm179943.htm
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Date Published Title Drug Source
2009-08-21 Discontinuation of Lilly Humulin 50/50 and Select NovoNordisk Insulin Delivery Devices Insulin Manufacturer
2009-08-26 Recall of Two lots of Accusure Insulin Syringes Insulin FDA
2009-10-28 Recall of All Accusure Insulin Syringes Insulin Manufacturer
2010-01-26 Recall of GlucoPro Insulin Syringes Insulin Manufacturer
2010-03-01 LifeScan Recalls Eight Lots of OneTouch SureStep Test Strips Due To Falsely Low Readings Insulin Manufacturer
2011-03-08 Animas Insulin Pump 2.0 mL Cartridge Recalled Insulin Manufacturer
2014-01-15 Tandem Diabetes Care Issues Recall for Insulin Cartridges Used with t:slim Insulin Pump Insulin FDA
2008-11-06 Recall of Single Lot of ReliOn Syringes Insulin Aspart FDA
2009-03-20 Insulin Pens and Insulin Cartridges Must Not Be Shared Insulin Aspart FDA
2009-08-26 Recall of Two Lots of Accusure Insulin Syringes Insulin Aspart FDA
2009-10-28 Recall of All Accusure Insulin Syringes Insulin Aspart FDA
2010-01-26 Recall of GlucoPro Insulin Syringes Insulin Aspart Manufacturer
2011-02-24 Roche Announces Recall of ACCU-CHEK FlexLink Plus Infusion Sets Insulin Aspart FDA
2014-01-10 Nipro Recalls TRUEtrack and TRUEbalance Glucose Meters Insulin Aspart FDA
2009-06-15 Select Lots of Levemir Insulin (Insulin Detemir [rDNA origin] Injection) Reported Stolen Insulin Detemir FDA
2009-08-26 Recall of Two Lots of Accusure Insulin Syringes Insulin Detemir FDA
2009-08-27 Reminder Alert: Three Lots of Levemir Insulin Reported Stolen Insulin Detemir FDA
2010-01-26 Recall of GlucoPro Insulin Syringes Insulin Detemir Manufacturer
2008-11-06 Recall of Single Lot of ReliOn Syringes Insulin Glargine FDA
2009-03-20 Insulin Pens and Insulin Cartridges Must Not Be Shared Insulin Glargine FDA
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