TGA approves insulin pen swap amid global shortage

Pharmacists have been granted legal permission to dispense Ryzodeg 70/30 Penfill instead of FlexTouch.

The TGA will allow pharmacists to swap out certain pre-filled insulin products in response to a global shortage predicted to last until June 2024. 

Ryzodeg 70/30 FlexTouch, a combined insulin degludec, insulin aspart and injector product, is in shortage because of “unprecedented” global demand for different medicines using the same FlexTouch injector, the TGA says.