UK to begin prescribing insulin pens to diabetics:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Reusable insulin pen injectors and their accompanying pen needles will be made available on prescription for the first time in the UK from March 1. The prescribable pens will be Novo Nordisk's Novopen, Becton Dickinson's BD Pen and Owen Mumford's Autopen. Each pen is compatible with all the insulin cartridges currently available in the country. Previously, insulin and syringes were free on prescription but diabetics who used a pen injector had to buy their own needles. There are presently 1.4 million diabetes sufferers in the UK.
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