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Old 06-13-2009, 01:38 PM
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Exclamation Warning--Stolen Levemir--FDA

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsro.../ucm166358.htm

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2009

FDA Issues Public Health Advisory Regarding Levemir Insulin

http://press.novonordisk-us.com/index.php?s=43&item=204

Novo Press Release

PRINCETON, N.J., June 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novo Nordisk product previously reported as stolen in North Carolina has resurfaced recently at a medical center in Houston.


Three lots of 10 ml vials of insulin, marketed under the brand name LevemirŪ (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection), were taken in the original theft and identifiable by the following lot numbers: XZF0036, XZF0037, XZF0038.


A vial or vials of stolen insulin from lot XZF0037 was discovered this week at a medical center in the Houston area.
Insulin from these lots did not circulate through the normal Novo Nordisk distribution channel and therefore proper storage conditions for the insulin may not have been followed.


Patients can locate the lot number on the side of the box of insulin or the side of the vial. If a patient finds their insulin is from one of the stolen lots, they should not use the insulin and contact Novo Nordisk Customer Care Center at 1-800-727-6500 for further information and instructions.


Kathy

Note--something on the copy of the FDA notice about the stolen Levemir insulin has triggered a white list/internal server error which will not allow me to post it.