Kathleen J. Martin

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Voluntary Recall of Millions of Glucose Test Strips

On July 31, 2013, the FDA announced a voluntary recall of Nova Max Glucose Test Strips.  It is estimated that approximately 62 million strips may be affected and are marketed under the brand names Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips and Nova Max Plus Glucose Meter Kits.  The test strips, manufactured between December 2011 and April 2013, were contaminated with a chemical during the manufacturing process.  This chemical causes false readings indicating a false, abnormally high blood glucose level.  This could result in an insulin…