FDA Issues Nationwide Alert on Counterfeit One Touch Basic/Profile and One Touch Ultra Blood Glucose Test Strips
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public to counterfeit blood glucose test strips being sold in the United States for use with various models of LifeScan, Inc., One Touch Brand Blood Glucose Monitors used by people with diabetes to measure their blood glucose. The counterfeit test strips potentially could give incorrect blood glucose values. No injuries have been reported to FDA to date.
The counterfeit test strips are:
• One Touch Basic®/Profile® (lot #272894A, 2619932 or 2606340) test strips; and
• One Touch Ultra® (lot #2691191) test strips.
The counterfeit 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
Not sure if this has hit the Asian market yet, since the US glucometers are presumably different since we’re still not using S.I units yet (I get a headache converting mmol/L to mg/dL when I talk to people back home). But seeing how