SafeMeds Alert System

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

The FDA Issued the Following Press Release Today:
October 13, 2006

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today is alerting their Counterfeit Alert Network partners to counterfeit OneTouch Brand Diabetes Test Strips. The products are OneTouch Ultra(1) and OneTouch(2) (Basic/Profile) Test Strips. The product is used by people with diabetes to measure their blood glucose

Product/Manufacturer: LifeScan Inc., Milpitas, CA

The counterfeit product and packaging mimic genuine LifeScan OneTouch Brand Test Strips intended for distribution outside the United States. The outer cartons of the recently discovered counterfeit test strips in the US have the following characteristics:

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

Counterfeit OneTouch Ultra Test Strips Multiple Languages—English and French text on the outer carton
Lot Number 2691191
Limited to 50-Count OneTouch Ultra Test Strip packages

How to respond/dispose:

Check your inventory of 50-Count OneTouch Ultra and OneTouch (Basic/Profile) Test Strips. If you discover any multi-language packages with the characteristics listed, they are potentially counterfeit.

If you identify counterfeit product based on the characteristics listed in this alert, please report your discovery immediately to LifeScan by calling 1-866-247-0264. Your report will aid regulatory and law enforcement agencies in their ongoing investigation into the sources of these counterfeit products.

Any adverse reactions experienced with the use of this product and/or quality problems should also be reported to FDA’s MedWatch Program at www.fda.gov/medwatch or 1-800-FDA-0178.

For additional information see the LifeScan web site: www.GenuineOneTouch.com or call LifeScan, 1-866-247-0247

About The SafeMeds Alert System

The SafeMeds Alert System is a counterfeit alert distribution service of the the Partnership for Safe Medicines--a group of organizations and individuals that have policies, procedures, or programs to protect consumers from counterfeit or contraband medicines.

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