Monday, October 16, 2006

Counterfeit Diabetic Test Strips

FDA Issues Nationwide Alert on Counterfeit One Touch Basic/Profile and One Touch Ultra Blood Glucose Test Strips

LifeScan, makers of OneTouch Basic and OneTouch Ultra alerted FDA of the counterfeit diabetic test strips, which resulted in FDA in issuing a nationwide alert. The counterfeit diabetic test strips were distributed to pharmacies and stores nationwide--but primarily in Ohio, New York, Florida, Maryland and Missouri--by Medical Plastic Devices, Inc., Quebec, Canada and Champion Sales, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.

The counterfeit diabetic test strips can be identified by the following characteristics:

Counterfeit One Touch Basic/Profile Test Strips

  • Lot Numbers 272894A, 2619932 or 2606340
  • Multiple Languages- English, Greek and Portuguese text on the outer carton
  • Limited to 50-Count One Touch (Basic/Profile) Test Strip packages

Counterfeit One Touch Ultra Test Strips
  • Lot Number 2691191
  • Multiple Languages- English and French text on the outer carton
  • Limited to 50-Count One Touch Ultra Test Strip packages
Diabetics who have the counterfeit diabetic test strips should stop using them, replace them immediately and contact their physician. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-866-621-4855.

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