NPA produces identification checker for insulin dispensing

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The National Pharmacy Association has produced a series of tables to help pharmacists and staff to select the correct insulin when dispensing against generic prescriptions[1]

The four tables cover the brands and types of insulin available for generic drugs most commonly found: rapid-acting insulin, intermediate-acting insulin, long-acting insulin and mixed insulin preparations.

The identification checker recommends that pharmacy staff should find out which devices patients are familiar with using before dispensing.


[1] National Pharmacy Association. Insulin identification checker. 18 July 2017. Available at: (accessed July 2017)

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The Pharmaceutical Journal, NPA produces identification checker for insulin dispensing;Online:DOI:10.1211/PJ.2017.20203226

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