Exubera taken off market

Pfizer has announced that it will be returning the worldwide rights for Exubera (human insulin) to Nektar, the company from which the inhaled insulin technology was licensed.

The decision to stop marketing Exubera is due to the product falling short of company and customer expectations. Pfizer will support current Exubera patients until 16 January 2008 as they transfer to other glucose-lowering therapies, but after that Exubera will no longer be promoted or sold.


Healthcare professionals should not start any new patients on Exubera. Patients currently using Exubera should be transfered to alternative glucose-lowering medications.

Further information: Pfizer 01304 616161

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