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Abbott glucose meter

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Firm has received new reports of instances wherein its FreeStyle and FreeStyle Flash blood glucose meters in the U.S. "become inoperable or may revert to a reset condition," potentially leading to a change in the units of measurement and, consequently, misguiding therapy decisions. The July 20 announcement follows a related Class I recall in October 2005. Abbott has issued a letter to healthcare professionals and all customers potentially affected. Meanwhile, it reminds users to check each time they test to make sure the meter's display is correct. J&J/LifeScan has had similar issues with its OneTouch Ultra blood glucose meter (1"The Gray Sheet" Jan. 2, 2006, p. 5)...

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