Mixtard 30 Insulin Medication Pulled of the Market
Novo Nordisk's has pulled the medication Mixtard 30 Insulin off the market they say for “commercial reasons.” Either way that decision has left about 9000 people in the UK without their insulin medication.
This particular brand of insulin is not only less expensive than the other options it also comes in a pen with measured doses so diabetics who have trouble seeing or other medical conditions that make it difficult for them to draw up their own insulin into a syringe and get the proper dosage are being greatly effected by this decision.
“DTB has set up an online petition to protest Novo Nordisk's decision.” We urge all those with an interest in cost effective prescribing to campaign with us against Novo Nordisk's short-sighted decision," it says.” This decision is going to hurt an awful lot of diabetics. Whether you live in the UK, USA or any other country it is important that diabetics stick together when something like this happens. You certainly would want the support of others if you found yourself in this position.
Source: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin