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NovoPen 4 to be phased out

The manufacturer of NovoPen® 4 has written to healthcare professionals advised that this device is being phased out and replaced by NovoPen® 5.

It is expected that supplies of the NovoPen® 4 will run out in September 2015. The new device will be available in the same colours (blue and silver) and has a memory function which displays the number of units last injected and gives an indication of the amount of time that has passed since the last injection.

Action: Clinicians should be aware of this product being discontinued and ensure that future prescriptions are issued for the replacement device.