Novo Nordisk have announced that they will be discontinuing the NovoFine 28G 12mm needle as of November 2013, and have issued the following statement:
"As part of our commitment to improving the lives of people with diabetes we have developed newer needles with improved design features which we believe are more beneficial to the patient, thus leading us to discontinue older needles.
"Novo Nordisk provides a range of needles that a healthcare professional may choose to prescribe to a patient. There are also a range of other alternative needles available.
"This should have a minimal impact on patients with diabetes. Healthcare professionals are also being informed of this discontinuation.
"Novo Nordisk is a leader in diabetes care and has been committed to improving the lives of people with diabetes for over 90 years through pioneering new and innovative treatments, services and devices.
"If any patients are concerned about their medication they should consult their physician."
Novo Nordisk Customer Services can be contacted from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm on weekdays and Bank Holidays. Emailcustomercare@novonordisk.com, or telephone 0845 600505.