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Thin Lancets Discontinued

The manufacturer of Thin Lancets has advised healthcare professionals that this product is being discontinued with effect from December 2015.

It is noted that Freestyle Lancets are a suitable equivalent product. This alternative is the same gauge (thickness) at 28g. Both lancets remain listed in the January 2016 Drug Tariff to allow existing stocks to be reimbursed on NHS prescriptions.

Action: Clinicians should be aware of this product being discontinued. It may be prudent to run clinical system searches to identify any patients who are currently prescribed this product to allow a review and an alternative to be arranged.

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2 Comments to “Thin Lancets Discontinued”

  1. Why in the world are these discontinued. The alternate lancet is hard for me to get out of the holder. I have a hard time and wind up sticking myself several times.

    Comment by Grace Scardina — December 27, 2017 #
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    1. @Grace

      There are plenty of lancet options available, if you are struggling with the alternative you have been given I'd suggest you go and see your diabetes nurse and get them switched to something different. Keep going back until you find something that suits you better.

      Comment by Matthew Robinson — December 27, 2017 #
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