Abbott Diabetes Care reports blood-glucose monitoring products stolen

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Abbott Diabetes Care reported Friday that a shipment of blood-glucose monitoring products was reported stolen from a shipping carrier facility in Louisville, Ky., on June 19.

The drug maker said it was working with the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement officials to retrieve the shipment, which includes tens of thousands of items, and is advising practitioners, pharmacies and consumers to purchase Abbott Diabetes Care blood-glucose monitoring products only from well-established, trusted and reputable sources.

The products that are part of the stolen shipment include FreeStyle, Precision, MediSense and UniStik blood-glucose monitoring items.

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