Abbott Labs Recalls 359 Million Glucose Test Strips

Abbott Laboratories is recalling as many as 359 million glucose test strips because they may incorrectly show low blood-sugar levels, U.S. regulators said. The false readings result from a manufacturing defect that prevents the test strips from absorbing enough blood, the Food and Drug Administration said today in a statement. Patients with diabetes who use the strips may fail to treat elevated blood glucose because of a false reading, or may try to raise their blood sugar unnecessarily, the agency said.

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