Q&A on Fiasp Penfill listing on the PBS 22 September 2023 On 18 September, Minister for Health and Aged Care, Hon Mark Butler MP, announced that Fiasp insulin will continue to be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 October 2023 for people living with diabetes. This follows the announced removal by the supplier of the products Fiasp and Fiasp FlexTouch (forms of fast acting insulin aspart) from the PBS earlier this year. How much will Fiasp Penfill cost? The general patient PBS co-payment is $30 or $7.30 for concession card holders. Does Fiasp Penfill contain the same insulin as the previously PBS-listed Fiasp FlexTouch? Yes. It contains the same insulin (fast-acting insulin aspart) in the same volume as FlexTouch, but delivered through a different, newer device. Which pen is compatible with the Fiasp Penfill® insulin cartridge? The Fiasp Penfill is approved for use with the NovoPen 6 as an insulin delivery device. The pen is available free of charge. NovoPen 6 is a new, smart insulin pen that automatically records insulin dosing information at each administration. This is a durable pen that Novo Nordisk says lasts for up to five years. It also automatically records the last dose and approximate time since the last injection. People with diabetes can access a free NovoPen 6 through the NovoPen 6 Pharmacy Program. For more information go to the NovoPen 6 Pharmacy Program website. Fiasp Penfill can also be used with any reusable Novo Nordisk insulin delivery device, such as NovoPen4 and NovoPen Echo. Please speak to your healthcare professional if you wish to use other devices or have any other questions. How do you use Fiasp Penfill cartridges? Fiasp Penfill is administered 5 to 10 minutes before eating a meal. It is administered subcutaneously in the abdomen, buttock or thigh. Please speak with your healthcare professional/diabetes educator for information specific to your needs. How many units is in a Fiasp cartridge? Each cartridge contains 300 units of insulin aspart in 3mL solution. Does Fiasp come in half unit pens? Yes. When the cartridge is used with the NovoPen 6, the pen offers half-unit dosing and a memory function. Can I take Fiasp after I eat? Yes. Fiasp can be taken at the start of a meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.