Stolen Levemir Insulin Vials

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by SafeMeds, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. SafeMeds

    SafeMeds New Member

    There may have been some previous discussion here, but we just wanted to alert your group to a batch of stolen vials of the long-acting insulin Levemir, manufactured by Novo Nordisk.

    The FDA notified patients and healthcare professionals on June 13, 2009 that these stolen vials are being sold in the U.S. and may not have been stored or handled properly, and could be dangerous for patient use.

    The lot numbers of the stolen Levemir vials are: XZF0036, XZF0037 and XZF0038.

    Be sure to check your personal insulin supply to ensure that you don't have these vials in your possession, and read more about the alert on our web site at: http://www.safemedicines.org/2009/06/fda-warns-public-about-stolen-levemir-insulin.html. You can also subscribe to news about counterfeit drugs or get handouts about counterfeit drugs in a variety of languages at SafeMeds.org

    [This Message was Edited on 06/18/2009]
  2. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    [SPECIAL NOTE: THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN THE LOT NUMBER OF A VIAL IN THE FIRST POST ABOVE AND THE POST FROM MSNBC THAT I PRESENT HERE. IF IN DOUBT, CONTACT THE NUMBER IN THIS POST THAT MSNBC PROVIDES TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE.]


    MSNBC
    Insulin maker warns about stolen medicine
    Three batches marketed under name Levemir should not be used
    updated 6:32 a.m. MT, Mon., June 15, 2009

    PRINCETON, N.J. - Pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk said Saturday that a batch of insulin stolen from North Carolina resurfaced recently at a medical center in Houston and should not be used.

    The company warned diabetes patients who may have received the stolen insulin, marketed under brand name Levemir, that it may not have been stored properly.

    One woman who used the stolen medicine reported that it didn't work, said FDA spokeswoman Judy Leon.

    The three batches of stolen product had the lot numbers XZZF0036, XZF0037 and XZF0038, which can be found on the side of the box or vial. Novo Nordisk said patients who find insulin with those lot numbers should call its customer care center at 1-800-727-6500.

    The matter is under criminal investigation by federal authorities.

    FROM: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31367544/ns/health-diabetes/
    [This Message was Edited on 06/18/2009]