Updated June 21: News from Novo Nordisk, Potential Under-filling of Some Vials on the Market

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Please read the latest update on this issue and addendum as of June 21, 2024.

HFA published the original update on June 18, below:

Novo Nordisk provided the following update about NovoSeven® RT, Novoeight®, and Esperoct® [antihemophilic factor (recombinant),glycopegylated-exei].

“Novo Nordisk has identified an issue on a specific production line that is manufacturing NovoSeven® RT, Novoeight®, and Esperoct® [antihemophilic factor (recombinant),glycopegylated-exei]. This issue has resulted in the potential under-filling of some 1 mg and 2 mg NovoSeven® RT vials on the market. However, the likelihood of an underfilled vial reaching the market is very low due to extensive manual inspections during production, which resulted in most under-filled vials being identified and removed before release. 

It is important to note that Novo Nordisk’s medical evaluation concluded that treatment with under-filled doses will still have effect and the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote. Additionally, there are no underfilled vials of Novoeight® or Esperoct®.

This manufacturing issue has led to a temporary shortage of the NovoSeven® RT 1 mg and 2 mg vials and some strengths of Novoeight® at the Novo Nordisk Distribution Center (NNDC).”

Read the update in its entirety here.