LifeScan to Provide a Free Blood Glucose Monitoring System to All Becton, Dickinson BD Logic Patients

Sep 29, 2006, 01:00 ET from LifeScan, Inc.

    MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeScan, Inc, announced
 today that it will provide a OneTouch(R) Brand Blood Glucose Monitor and a
 starter supply of test strips free of charge to any diabetes patient that
 monitors their blood glucose with a BD Logic(R) Monitor and BD(TM) Test
 Strips from Becton, Dickinson and Company. Becton, Dickinson announced
 yesterday that it will exit the blood glucose monitoring market. The
 company will discontinue distribution of BD Logic Monitors immediately and,
 at the end of 2007, will stop distributing BD Test Strips.
     Customers who would like to change to a OneTouch(R) Brand Blood Glucose
 Monitor can do so by calling LifeScan's toll-free Customer Service Line at
 1 888 430-7226.
     "Keeping blood sugar in a healthy range is critical for people who are
 trying to control their diabetes and reduce their risk for complications,
 and blood sugar testing plays a vital role," said LifeScan President Tom
 West. "Current users of the BD Logic Monitor will have to move to a
 different product in the months ahead, and LifeScan is doing what it can to
 assist these patients and make this transition easier."
     OneTouch(R) Brand Blood Glucose Monitoring Products provide fast,
 accurate blood glucose testing, require only a small blood sample, and are
 covered by Medicare Part B and most major health plans. The OneTouch(R)
 Ultra(R) Brand is the leading brand of blood glucose monitoring products in
 the United States.
     LifeScan, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company and a leading maker of
 blood glucose monitoring products, is dedicated to creating a world without
 limits for people with diabetes.

SOURCE LifeScan, Inc.