Source: Personal communication (Novartis)
Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited is advising customers of a forthcoming change to the injection needle supplied in packs of ranibizumab (Lucentis®).
The needle supplier is being switched from Becton & Dickinson to B.Braun at the end of December 2012. Customers may therefore notice a difference in the appearance of the injection needle and the outer packaging of the needle. Novartis has stressed that the rest of the pack will remain the same, including the filter needle.