The Innovo Insulin Injection Device will not be available in the UK from the end of August 2006. This device is used to inject insulin from 3ml cartridges however declining demand and large numbers of complaints about this device have brought about the decision to discontinue this product. It is expected that few patients will be currently using this device.
NovoNordisk, the manufacturer of the device are providing information about possible alternative devices on their medical information team on 0845 600 5055. The NovoPen 3 appears to be a suitable alternative to the Innovo especially if the intention is to maintain the provision of insulin therapy through 3ml cartridges.
Action: Clinicians should be aware of the discontinuation and work to identify patients using the Innovo device.
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