FDA Updates Alert on Counterfeit Glucose Test StripsFDA Updates Alert on Counterfeit Glucose Test Strips
Ten days after announcing that counterfeit blood glucose strips for use with LifeScan, Inc.'s One Touch brand blood glucose monitors are in circulation, FDA has uncovered two more counterfeit lot numbers and posted suggestions for how to identify the phony products.
October 25, 2006
Using the counterfeit products couldÂ produce inaccurate readings of blood glucose levels, prompting a patient to take too much or too little insulin, both of which can have serious health consequences.FDA also announced a collaboration withÂ theÂ Federal Trade CommissionÂ and Mexican and Canadian authorities in an effort to stop advertisements and sales of products misrepresented as cures or treatments for diabetes. Most of the products in question are dietary supplements.Â
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