Fake Diabetic Strips Could Cause Death ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fake Diabetic Strips Could Cause Death

The FDA has issued a warning for diabetics on fake blood sugar test strips that have been distributed nationwide. The fake strips were sold under the brand One Touch Basic Profile and One Touch Ultra, with lots numbers 272894A, 2619932, 2606340 or 2691191. The strips are highly likely to produce inaccurate results, leading to a patient taking either too much insulin or not enough. This could lead to serious injury or death. The FDA is warning diabetics not to use counterfeit blood sugar test strips that were distributed nationwide. They could produce inaccurate results that could mean a patient could take either too much or not enough insulin and could lead to death or serious injury. According to the FDA, the fake test strips were sold in 50-count packages.

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