There are thousands of pets diagnosed with diabetes each year. PZI(Protamine Zinc Insulin) is an important medication in the control of many with diabetes. For some animals, PZI is the only insulin product that works. There must be a way to keep this medication on the market. PZI VET is derived from bovine and porcine pancreatic glands. At this time, there are no FDA-approved facilities for harvesting bovine pancreatic tissue. Where as it is necessary for the lives of some of our most beloved pets; and where as there are no comparable substitutions, we ask the FDA to make harvesting bovine pancreatic tissue possible. As Idexx is the only company that makes PZI we ask that they either give up the patent or continue to make the life saving product. This medication is not optional, it is necessary for life. On behalf of the animals with loving families who already devote so much to their care, do not let this medication expire.
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Ginie Morales, Philippines2 years ago US State: Puerto Rico
Ahmad Al-Alaiwat, Bahrain6 years ago US State: NY
Comments: Be kind to animals. Consider the difference they make to our lives. Thank you.
Janette Cox, United States6 years ago US State: NC
Comments: I have a diabetic cat that has been very stable on PZI for roughly seven years. This was the only insulin that worked well for her. I fear she will not survive long if she is unable to continue PZI after it runs out. I have another cat who is newly diabetic that did not respond to Vetsulin. He has been on Lantus (sp.) for a couple months now & has done okay. We did not put him on PZI for fear of it running out & having to change him. If I had assurance that PZI would continue, I would switch him to PZI. I hope there is a way to keep it in production!
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