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Reports of a possible insulin shortage due to the large increase in the incidence of diabetes, particularly among returning servicemen, have caused concern to members of our association, lest the demand for insulin by increased numbers of diabetics be greater than the supply. A factor most likely to create difficulty in keeping up supplies to NewZealand's demand is a shortage of necessary bottles and rubber caps. Despite the sticker warning included in each insulin wrap urging all users in their own interest to return all empty bottles to Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, Australia, definite knowledge of the destruction of hundreds of bottles has been brought to the notice of our association. We view with concern the destruction, and have communicated with the Minister of Health seeking the establishment of depots in all main citiea to receive empty bottles. Arrangements have been made by the Minister for all empty bottles to be consigned to Director-General of Health, Wellington, freight payable by the Health Department, Wellington. To ensure against any possible interruptions in the insulin supply, all users are urged to return empty bottles. Any difficulties encountered with regard to freight charges Should be referred to the N.Z. Diabetic Welfare Association, 505 Cooke's Buildings, Auckland, C.l. W. H. CALDWELL, Vice President.

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EMPTY INSULIN BOTTLES, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 177, 28 July 1945

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EMPTY INSULIN BOTTLES Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 177, 28 July 1945

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