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New Insulin Delivery Device Launched in U.S.
A new prefilled insulin delivery device, Levemir FlexTouch (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection), is now available in the U.S.
According to the product’s manufacturer (Novo Nordisk), when a dose is dialed with traditional prefilled insulin pens, the push button extends, and at larger doses this may present delivery challenges for the patient. Levemir FlexTouch is the first prefilled insulin delivery device with no push-button extension.
The prefilled pen contains 300 units of insulin detemir. The pen doses in one-unit increments, from one to 80 units, and is compatible with both NovoFine and the latest NovoTwist needles.
Levemir FlexTouch was approved by the FDA in November 2013. The device is available on more than 96% of commercial and Medicare Part D plans nationwide, including exclusive tier 1 status on UnitedHealthcare and preferred status on Coventry.
Source: Novo Nordisk; June 19, 2014.