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FDA Issues Updated Alert on Fake Glucose Strips

Counterfeit strips were distributed to stores and pharmacies for use with LifeScan, Inc. or One Touch Brand Blood Glucose Monitors

FRIDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an updated alert on counterfeit glucose strips being sold by pharmacies and stores in the United States. They have included an additional lot number for the strips, which can give patients incorrect blood glucose values.

Considered a Class I recall due to the risk of injury or death, the FDA notified the public of the counterfeit strips on Oct. 13 and Oct. 23, 2006. The strips are sold for use with LifeScan, Inc. or One Touch Brand Blood Glucose Monitors. The company did not distribute the strips and is not conducting the recall.

The new lot is One Touch Basic/Profile lot #227078A. Other counterfeit lots are # 272894A, 2619932, 2606340 and 2615211, as well as One Touch Ultra lots 2691191 and 2691261.

For more information on how to detect the counterfeit strips, please see the FDA's Web site.

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