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Stolen Insulin Still A Concern Warns The FDA

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The FDA is reminding the public that stolen vials of Levimir insulin, made by Novodisk Inc. may still be on the market.

The FDA initially warned the public about 129,000 stolen vials of Levemir that were stolen in North Carolina. To this date, two percent has been recovered so far.

It appears the stolen insulin was not stored or properly handled and may be dangerous for use. Multiple reports of adverse events have been reported to the agency due to poor control of glucose levels after using a vial from one of the stolen lots.

The following lots of Levimir are included in the recall: XZF0036; XZF0037; XZF0038. The lot number is located on the side of the box of insulin and also on the side of the vial.

The agency is aggressively investigating the matter and asks if you have any information to contact the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) by calling 800-551-3989 or by visiting the OCI Web site.