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.