Glucagon Recall from Nordisk

 

Novo Nordisk has announced that it is recalling some batches of its GlucaGen HypoKit after two users complained that the needles detached during use. Novo Nordisk’s investigators found that a small number of needles do indeed detach, according to a MPR report.

In total, just over 70,000 needles are being recalled from the following four batches:

Batch: FS6X270, Expiry: 09/30/2017
Batch: FS6X296, Expiry: 09/30/2017
Batch: FS6X538, Expiry: 09/30/2017
Batch: FS6X597, Expiry: 09/30/2017
Batch: FS6X797, Expiry: 09/30/2017
Batch: FS6X875, Expiry: 09/30/2017

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All six batches were manufactured after February 15, 2016. Lilly also makes a glucagon emergency kit; this recall does not affect that product.

Perhaps this latest recall will hasten the development of easier-to-use glucagon products. Companies have been working on room-temperature-stable glucagon and a glucagon patch. Also, Lilly has acquired the rights to a formulation of glucagon that can be taken nasally.

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