insulin pen


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insulin pen

n.
A reusable or disposable penlike device to which a disposable needle is attached, used for injecting a desired dose of insulin to regulate blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
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M2 EQUITYBITES-October 21, 2013-Novo Nordisk awarded Health Canada's approval for Levemir FlexTouch prefilled insulin pen for type 1 and type 2 diabetes(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
While most insurance plans cover a number of insulin pen needles and insulin syringes, some health care professionals report that their patients sometimes reuse needles.
Both medicines will be offered in a FlexTouch pre-filled insulin pen.
In Europe, Tresiba and Ryzodeg will be available in FlexTouch, Novo Nordisk's latest pre-filed insulin pen, which has an easy auto-injector mechanism.
1-selling prefilled insulin pen in the world, according to IMS Health, is only available with Novo Nordisk insulin products, Levemir (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection), NovoLog (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) and NovoLog Mix 70/30 (70% insulin aspart protamine suspension and 30% insulin aspart injection, [rDNA origin]).
The firm will provide the medicine in FlexTouch, a prefilled insulin pen with auto-injector mechanism, and in Penfill for its durable insulin pens.
The first device packaged with the new system is Humalog KwikPen, an insulin pen prefilled with the Humalog brand of insulins.
M2 EQUITYBITES-December 13, 2011--Illegal copies of Novo Nordisk insulin pen distributed in China - paper(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
has launched KwikPen, a new insulin pen prefilled with the Humalog (insulin lispro injection [rDNA origin]) brand of insulins.