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.
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