Navigation Links
Public Alert: Beware of fake glucose test strips!!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a public alert on Friday that created quite a stir, against the fake versions// of test strips normally used to monitor blood sugar levels in glucose monitors manufactured by a Johnson & Johnson company.

"The counterfeit test strips potentially could give incorrect blood glucose values - either too high or too low - which might result in a patient taking either too much or too little insulin and lead to serious injury or death," an FDA statement said.

"Diabetics who purchased the counterfeit test strips should stop using them, replace them immediately and call a doctor, " the FDA said. Several models of LifeScan Inc.'s OneTouch brand of blood glucose monitors make use of the counterfeit test strips. LifeScan is division of New Brunswick, a Johnson & Johnson working unit based in New Jersey.

One batch of the fake strips was sold under the brand One Touch Basic Profile with lot numbers 272894A, 2619932 or 2606340 with English, Greek and Portuguese writing on the carton. One more batch of the fake strips was sold under the brand One Touch Ultra with the lot number 2691191 and writings in English and French on the carton.

"The fake test strips were sold in 50-count packages," the FDA said. Both the FDA and the company officials are not at ease in detecting the actual number of phony strips already distributed and what is more painful is that a huge mass in the U.S. is under danger.

According to a source in FDA, Medical Plastic Devices Inc., of Quebec, Canada and Champion Sales Inc., of Brooklyn, New York distributed most of the phony strips mainly in Ohio, New York, Florida, Maryland and Missouri. "Lifescan had immediately notified the FDA once it learned about the counterfeit test strips and is vigorously pursuing legal actions," said LifeScan.

To give answer to the incident LifeScan delivered a press release, which says "Performance testing of the counterfeit test strips obtained by LifeScan to date shows erratic test results that do not meet LifeScan's performance specifications. It is unknown how counterfeit test strips which may be in the marketplace will perform. LifeScan cannot ensure the accuracy and reliability of blood glucose test results obtained from test strips it did not manufacture. "
GYT
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. WHO To Support Public Health Threats
2. Public Defibrillators Found To Improve Survival Rate
3. FDA Issues Public Health Advisory on Tysabri, a New Drug for MS
4. WHO Steps Up To Create A Public Awareness About The Consequences Of Exposure To Radon
5. Disaster Planning Guide From Harvard Health Publications
6. India to maintain Public domain Registry database of clinical trials conducted in India.
7. Smoking Ban Believed To Enjoy Widespread Public Acceptance In Scotland
8. Evidences that Better Health Care Facility is Offered By Public Hospitals.
9. Defibrillators In Public Places Will Help Cardiac Patients
10. Sex Education, Need Of The Hour In Public Schools
11. UK Doctors Fear Shortages Could Hit Public Health Drive
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The American Board of ... its next President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his ... July 1, 2018 until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end of 2018. Upon assuming ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes in the delivery of ... part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple Rehab participated with the ... as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-MAP). The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, has released ... understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints a picture ... Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says that is ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning ... Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present ... the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium ... Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/7/2017)... Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, a proven ... $100 billion in purchasing power, today announced a new ... The Newsroom is the online home for ... infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... a wealth of resources at their fingertips, viewers can ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Oct. 4, 2017 OBP Medical ... illuminating medical devices, today announced regulatory approval from ... Agency (or Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)) ... cordless surgical retractor with integrated LED light source ... illumination and exposure of a tissue pocket or ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 Halo Labs announces the European launch of their ... HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K ... matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using ... Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... subvisible particle analysis system ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: