Due to global bovine insulin raw material unavailability, insulin supplier Wockhardt is to discontinue the Hypurin Bovine insulin range. There are currently no alternative supplies of bovine insulin raw material available. The discontinuation of Hypurin bovine insulin does not affect the supply of Hypurin porcine insulin.
The charity IDDT formed in 1994 to fight for animal insulins to remain available for the people who need them due to adverse reactions to the genetically engineered human and analogue insulins. This was been made possible by Wockhardt UK’s manufacture of beef (bovine) and pork (porcine) insulins. Speaking for the charity, Jenny Hirst comments, “Wockhardt UK has announced that the company is discontinuing supplies of beef insulin. This is due to worldwide unavailability of the raw materials to make it. They apologise for what this means to people using beef insulin but the situation is beyond their control, indeed, beyond anyone’s control. In fact, only a very small number of people are using beef insulin and we are thankful that Wockhardt has continued manufacture for this very small market. If we can be of help at any time, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”
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