NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert
November 2016: Risk of severe harm and death due to withdrawing insulin from pen devices. A patient safety alert has been issued to warn NHS providers of the risk of severe harm and death if an insulin needle and syringe is used to administer insulin withdrawn directly from a pen device or replacement cartridge.
Drug Safety Update
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It is recommended that when prescribing insulins the word "unit" is not abbreviated.